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Just Move It is a North American campaign to promote physical activity for Indigenous Peoples.

Use this website to learn how to start an activity in your own community, share information about ongoing programs, contribute stories and enter information in Just Move It's calendar.

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Story: Million Mile March

Apr 27, 2015 10:15 AM
Contributed by:  P.O.W.E.R.

 

Everyone who participated in the Million Mile March event with us made it back! It was a huge success! The Million Mile Mark kick started the month of March with 220 registered participants to fight against diabetes. Participants were asked to increase their physical activities by running, walking, swimming, etc. and reporting their miles weekly to the Million Mile March team. As a group, everyone virtually walked from Los Angeles to New York which is approximately 3,000 miles one way. The group walked a combined total of 8,866.26 miles, taking us not only to New York, but back to Los Angeles and beyond!  

Along the journey back to Los Angeles, stops to several tribal reservations, including Oneida Indian Nation Reservation (NY), Tonawanda Band of Seneca Reservation (NY), and Pokagon Band of Potatawami Reservation Dowagiac (MI), Meskwaki Nation Reservation Tama (IA), Winnebago Tribe Reservation (IA), Navajo Nation Reservation Window Rock (AZ), and Morongo Band Reservation Cabazon (CA) added to the fun.

 

To celebrate, the Healthy Roads Diabetes Prevention Program held a Million Mile March Celebration after the completion of the Million Mile March event. A celebration was held at the Eagle Rock Recreation Center on April 11, 2015 for all of the participants who were active throughout the month and contributed to the success of the event’s goal as well as their own goal(s). Those in attendance were treated to activities that included a 15 course circuit training and a mile long walk around the park. In addition, food was catered by Andi Gonzales taco stand and ending the day with certificates of completion and raffle prizes.

Thanks go to all the United American Indian Involvement staff and participants that made this event possible. Stay tune for the next event!

 

Story: Creating Communities for Healthy Youth

Mar 30, 2015 3:50 PM
Contributed by:  Just Move It - CA

 

Creating Communities for Healthy Youth, was the 2015 theme of the annual Tribal Consultation meeting hosted by the Indian Health Service California Area, March 24-26. The tradition of including physical activity opportunities for participants at the meeting continued this year. The fitness sessions were led by exercise specialist from Chapa-De Indian Health Program. These physical activity sessions helped kick-off the 10th Just Move It California Challenge! Over 40 participated, ranging in age from 4 year old Brooklyn to tribal elders. These exercise sessions promoted a healthy lifestyle, which is part of creating communities for healthy youth. All who participated were also helping support the Just Move It goal - Let's Get 1 Million Indigenous People Moving! This annual challenge aims to support local Just Move It partners in California working to promote physical activity and the sharing of what works with Just Move It. All tribal and urban programs in the state are encouraged to share what works locally with Just Move It, and use the calendar to promote their local efforts.

Story: Moving Together Native Youth & Families Canyons Walk - Celebrates Let's Move! 5th Anniversary

Mar 29, 2015 12:08 AM
Contributed by:  HABIT4HEALTH

Moving Together Native Youth & Families Canyons Walk, was held at the Agua Caliente Indian Canyons on Saturday February 28th with over 100 participating. It helped celebrate the 5th Anniversary of First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" campaign.  Native families participated by walking through beautiful the Agua Caliente Indian Canyons. It was a partnership event among the, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Riverside San Bernardino County Indian Health, Nike N7, and Let's Move! in Indian Country.  Tribal Ranger Raven Longbow shares a brief history of the Indian Canyons, letting all know the canyons are an outdoor cathedral where adults come to recalibrate and rejuvenate and children come to run.  In addition to the canyon walks, activities included a performance by Bird Singers, Nike N7 product giveaways, a family photo booth and a special visit from "Rez Dogg", the Inter Tribal Sports mascot that promotes healthy food and snacks.

 

 

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