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Vas-y bouge! est une campagne visant à promouvoir l'activité physique chez les Autochtones en Amérique du Nord.

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Bienvenue aux nouveaux partenaires de VYB!

Athabasca, AB
  Family Fun

Kingsclear First Nation, NB
  Just BOO It Dance Party

Ottawa, ON
  Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC)

Akwesasne, NY
  Akwesasne Freedom School

Birch Island, ON

Fort Frances, ON
  Zhingwaako Za'ganing School Grade 3&4

Parry Sound, ON
  Pole Walking

Dokis First Nation , ON
  Dokis First Nation Just Move It day

Rapport d'activité: Turkey Trot

15 oct. 2014 05:58
Contribué par :  NADA-D Walk

Our 10th annual turkey trot was a success, with 46% of the participants completing the challenge. Diabetes Health Promotion Worker in collaboration with Community Health Representative from each of the 5 First Nation communites; presented the awards before Thanksgiving so the participants could enjoy their turkeys. For the 1st prize winners they received the meal deal with a basket.

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Histoire: KOMI - "Rock Your Mocs" and Turkey Trot

9 oct. 2014 13:15
Contribué par :  Keep On Movin' It Events

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Histoire: KOMI - "Rock your Mocs" and National JMI Day

8 oct. 2014 13:56
Contribué par :  Keep On Movin' It Events

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Histoire: KOMI - Child Abuse Awareness 5K Run/Walk

8 oct. 2014 13:31
Contribué par :  Keep On Movin' It Events

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Histoire: Summer Farm Fun

6 oct. 2014 16:38
Contribué par :  Walking Spirit

Being active during the summer is one of our greatest missions! Here at the Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley (IHC), we encourage everyone to be active! Walking, going to the gym to work out, playing with kids, and even going to a farm to pick fresh food are all activities we encourage and do through the department of Community Wellness and Outreach (CWO) at the IHC. As we put on community walks, and famers markets, we were invited by one of our local farmers, to visit the farm, and experience what it is like to grow and pick healthy foods. So, the staff gathered up our clients and community members, and we went off to Oya Organics Farm, in Hollister California to experience picking our own fresh organic veggies.


It was a hot Californian summer day, and the earth was thick with rich minerals. We could see the fields fresh and green, and we were all excited to play with the chickens. As we unloaded the van for the day, we set up a little canopy and some chairs as a picnic area. Our farmer came to greet us, and happily showed us around the farm. There were all walks of American Indians and San Jose community members there, from little young children and babies, to adolescent kids, adults, and elders. It was nice for all of us to experience how fresh food is grown, and what it would be like to pick our food—to feed our families at home.


Our farmer, Marsha Habib, took us to feed the chickens. The chicken coop has hundreds of chickens that lay fresh eggs daily. The eggs often come in different colors. We were spreading seed, and watching them peck up their food. It was a really exciting event to experience. Just to see about fifty chickens run and eat—trying to get the most food as soon as possible. So active, so many little lives on the farm. But, that was not all. After a healthy lunch prepared with the farm fresh ingredients we were off to the giant fields of growing food to pick some delicious vegetables for our homes.


We each walked out with a bucket, empty and ready for healthy, nutritious greens and colors. The field was large, and we walked through a lot of rows to get to the squash, lettuce, chard, kale, strawberries, apricots, carrots, onions, garlic, tomatoes, and even some edible weeds. With each hike, we stopped, looked at the food, and had a little talk with the farmer about how hard it is to grow the food, what kind of conditions the food needs, and the lifecycle of the plants. It was very nice to learn about organic farming, and also, knowing that our food that we picked could not get fresher—because we unearthed it right there! It was also nice to walk so much! Everyone had a total of 12,000 steps completed by the end of the tour of the farm.


After the tour, we make a fruit salad of sorts, from strawberries and greens. It was a little snack to hold us over before we got back to the Indian Health Center in San Jose, and brought the food back to our families.


Oya Organics has been working with IHC for the past 4 years. Oya provides fresh organic vegetables and fruit to the local community events such as the Stanford PowWow. They provide community supported agriculture to the staff and clients. IHC also enjoys a farmer’s market 2 times per month at the medical clinic from the Oya Organics. The Veggie Rx program also receives fresh food brought by Oya. Collaborating with an organic farmer and bring access to communities that live in food deserts has benefited thousands of people in our community. The noted outcomes of all these efforts have been lowering the BMI and blood pressure in the participants. Eating healthy, learning about food and being active was a great experience for everyone! We all had a great time at the day on the farm!!


Cuauhtemoc Peranda

Fitness Coordinator

Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley 





















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Histoire: 2014 Toiyabe Road Run

30 sept. 2014 19:38
Contribué par :  Toiyabe Preventive Medicine Program

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