News | December 20, 2018

Stories Highlight Active Living Initiatives in Native American Communities

The Notah Begay III Foundation has published three stories highlighting efforts to boost physical activity among Native youth. JBA staff wrote the stories after conducting in-depth interviews with three of the foundation’s community partners:

  • Inter Tribal Sports, a California-based nonprofit organization working to unify tribal youth and communities through structured athletic programs; resources; and a foundation of culture, leadership, and wellness
  • Zuni Youth Enrichment Project, a nonprofit organization serving approximately 450,000 acres in western New Mexico to ensure future Zuni generations are healthy and able to carry on Zuni traditions
  • STAR School, a public charter school serving primarily Native American students living near Flagstaff and Leupp, Arizona

Each story highlights a specific initiative, including its evolution; resources; and impact on children, youth, and community. Special attention is paid to how the organizations use community strengths in their work and how they incorporate local traditions and culture. Read the full stories on the foundation’s website.