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Let's Move! In Indian Country News

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Learning Leadership Through Sports: US Lacrosse Hosts Clinic for Native American Youth

FRI, AUGUST 10, 2012, 10:38 AM EST

US Lacrosse, in conjunction with Let’s Move! in Indian Country, hosted a lacrosse clinic for 165 Native Youth leaders at the National Intertribal Youth Summit. Read More >

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Wellness in Native America: Traditional Foods

MON, JULY 16, 2012, 03:53 PM EST

Join us for this issue as we feature some of the most innovative tribal food projects to include community gardens, Native American-owned and operated food cooperatives, and some delicious recipes using traditional foods. Read More >

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Bureau of Indian Education- Summer Learning Institute 2012

TUE, JUNE 12, 2012, 09:57 AM EST

The Bureau of Indian Education’s Summer Learning Institute in Denver, Colorado engaged school leaders on the improvement of American Indian and Alaskan Native education. Read More >


Basketball Clinic to Celebrate the First Anniversary of LMIC

FRI, JUNE 8, 2012, 10:35 AM EST

The First Anniversary of Let's Move! in Indian Country Brings Together Renowned Panelists and the Positive Accomplishments in Indian Country’s Quest for Healthier Living and Eating Read More >

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Wellness in Native America: Native Runners

THU, JUNE 7, 2012, 03:41 PM EST

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to cross a finish line? We’ll be interviewing two Native runners to learn what motivates them to stay healthy, tips on nutrition, and how to begin a running schedule whether your goal is running 1 mile or 26.2. Read More >


Celebrating the One Year Anniversary of Let’s Move! in Indian Country

FRI, MAY 25, 2012, 11:00 AM EST

Over the past year Let’s Move! in Indian Country has worked with stakeholders across the country to help connect communities, schools and tribal leader to resources, funding, trainings and programs that will help improve the health of the next generation. Read More >

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Colusa Indian Community Goes Hand-in-Hand with Healthy Lifestyles

THU, MAY 3, 2012, 04:46 PM EST

At the Colusa Indian Community Council’s Hand-in-Hand Learning Center in northern California, the garden is the focal point of a curriculum that revolves around physical and mental health, fresh food, and local partnerships. Read More >

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Students in Indian Country Love Fruits and Vegetables from Salad Bars

MON, APRIL 23, 2012, 04:58 PM EST

Angelia Dowty is the food service director for Sequoyah Schools, which includes an elementary Cherokee language immersion school and a Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) high school. Read More >


Tribal Clinic Uses Native Foods to Fight Diabetes

THU, APRIL 12, 2012, 02:16 PM EST

Potawot Health Village in Arcata, Calif., is a multi-tribal health clinic pursuing the link between the loss of ancestral traditional foods—such as, acorns, salmon and seaweed—and high rates of diabetes. Read More >

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Flathead Teens Take Up Traditional Game

SUN, APRIL 8, 2012, 04:12 PM EST

Alex Alviar, a teacher at Salish Kootenai College, created a lacrosse program for high school boys called “10 Sticks” on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana to engage students through a Native tradition and educate them on healthy choices. Read More >


The Journey of a Young Native Leader

WED, MARCH 14, 2012, 09:33 AM EST

Marcus Grignon has been influential in the implementation of the Menominee community food system and the "One World Youth Project." Read More >


Flandreau Indian School Brings Bison Meat to School

FRI, JANUARY 13, 2012, 10:07 AM EST

The students at Flandreau Indian School are bringing back traditional methods of cooking and preparing food. Students are cooking with buffalo meat and developing their own recipes. Read More >


Burns Paiute Tribe Participates in Medicine Game

TUE, OCTOBER 25, 2011, 01:03 PM EST

Forty men, women and youth lacrosse players from Klamath Falls, central Oregon, Pacific University and locally converged on Hines City Park for a day of lacrosse, which was played in a more traditional manner. Read More >

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Twilight Series Actor, Chaske Spencer Blog on UNITY and Let’s Move! in Indian Country

FRI, JULY 15, 2011, 03:11 PM EST

This weekend I attended the UNITY (United National Indian Tribal Youth) annual conference in Minneapolis, MN. Read More >

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Helping Native Youth get a Healthy Start on Life: the Launch of IHS Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative

THU, JUNE 23, 2011, 11:20 AM EST

Yesterday, one month after the official launch of Let’s Move! in Indian Country(LMIC), the Indian Health Service (IHS) visited the Northern Navajo Medical Center in Shiprock, NM to launch the IHS Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. Read More >