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

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Activity Report: Pueblo of Zia, NM - Physical Activity Kit - Staying on the Active Path in Native Communities

Jun 30, 2015 12:43 PM
Contributed by:  AAO JMI Spring Series

There was thunder and rain outside. . . . . inside was laughter, learning, fun and games! 32 people participated in the Physical Activity Kit (PAK) workshop held May 15, 2015 in Zia, NM at the Zia Day School. We would like to thank the participants for their commitment and support of PAK. We truly appreciated their active engagement and enthusiasm to learn about the “Physical Activity Kit…Staying on the Active Path in Native Communities". The workshop was a collaboration between the Zia Diabetes Program and the Zia Day School.

It was exciting to have all staff of the Zia Day School participate in the workshop. As a result of the workshop, they will have the opportunity to use what they learned with students.

 

Quotes from participants:

  • "I'm glad I was a part of this training!"
  • "I can use this in my community."
  • "I can use PAK in my classroom when the kids get restless. I can use the activities as exercise breaks."

 

Other Highlights:

  • Everyone participated. They trained each other by modeling and demonstrating to the other participants.
  • The participants from Laguna Pueblo incorporated their own traditional dance.
  • Teachers from Zia Pueblo counted in their own Native language as part of the activities.
  • The Zia Day School cafeteria staff fed us well -- homemade chili stew!

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Activity Report: Billy Mills 50th Anniversary 10K Gold Run

The event was to honor Billy Mills during this 50th Anniversary of winning the Gold Medal in the Tokyo Olympics. 

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Activity Report: San Diego American Indian Heritage Powwow

Jun 9, 2015 5:57 PM
Contributed by:  Just Move It - San Diego

 

Nearly 1,500 people gathered in San Diego’s Balboa Park to enjoy the annual San Diego American Indian Powwow. The event has been a tradition for the urban American Indian community for over three decades.  This year, in addition to the usual powwow festivities, the powwow planning committee in partnership with the San Diego American Indian Health Center, also offered a number of opportunities for participants and attendees to engage in healthy eating and active living (HEAL) activities.  
The HEAL Zone provided a designated space for powwow visitors to learn more information focused on healthy foods and beverages and to engage in physical activity. Undergraduate volunteers from the University of San Diego provided structured physical activities as well as unstructured play opportunities, including games of Keep Away, Shark, hula hoop contests and jump roping. In addition, there were designated Just Move It moments in the arena that encouraged attendees to engage in social dancing while the MC read information and statistics on wellness in the Native community. Overall, the weekend was a great success and we hope to again collaborate with partners to raise awareness of overall health in the San Diego area.

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