“High-energy” National Conference Takes on Native American Children’s Health
SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. — The Notah Begay III Foundation hosts its 6th annual Healthy Kids! Healthy Futures! Conference at the Sandia Resort and Casino on September 9th to September 11th. This annual event brings together Native experts, organizations, and communities to learn and share prevention strategies and methods that improve the health and happiness of Native American children. Each year, NB3 Foundation brings together motivating speakers and doers from across the country to showcase their work. This year will feature Chef Sean Sherman, Founder of The Sioux Chef, coaching certification by UP2US Sports and site visits to the Native American Community Academy and the South Valley Economic Development Center. Locally featured speakers include representatives from the Keres Children’s Learning Center, Laguna Pueblo, and Zuni Pueblo.
“This is a unique conference. You won’t be wearing suits or wingtips and sitting in boring sessions. Instead, we ask folks to bring their tennis shoes and water bottles because you will be moving while you are learning. We have people coming from as far away as Alaska to Arizona because they are all committed to improving the health of Native children. Every year, participants leave feeling energized and empowered to help Native youth achieve their full potential,” said Justin Kii Huenemann, President and CEO of the Notah Begay III Foundation.
Focusing on healthy nutrition, physical activity, youth leadership and development, and cultural connections, attendees will gain valuable hands-on knowledge and resources they can take back to their communities.
To learn more or to register, visit the www.nb3foundation.org.