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The effects of COVID-19 on the mental health of Indigenous communities

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In the United States, the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Indigenous communities to a disproportionate degree. In this Special Feature, we bring into focus some of the mental health effects and challenges that Indigenous people face as a result of the pandemic.
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Keeping Running Indigenous, In Today’s Modern Day

Today’s mainstream perspective of “health and fitness” changes by the decade, yet the interpretation of that very phrase, “health and fitness” can differ greatly from calling it “health and wellness”.  For some, exercise gives an energy and confidence boost for the day,while for some others, exercise means working out or training to lose weight and looking good. The simple fact of getting up to move and challenging ourselves has a different purpose for everyone.

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Check out NB3FIT physical activity and nutrition videos

NB3FIT stays connected with youth and families through at-home workouts and providing healthy recipes.





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Staying healthy and active during the Covid-19 social distancing

By Joshua Tso
Growing up we thought we would have flying cars and 3D TVs by 2020, and yet we are relearning the importance of washing our hands. Although stress and anxiety are high during this time, it is important to take care of ourselves as well. Taking care of ourselves, not just for our protection against Covid-19, but for our own well-being and health. Read More

Racial Healing takes center stage at Kennedy Center and across the country

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, more than 1500 people tuned in to a livestream as the W.K. Kellogg Foundation hosted their fourth annual celebration of the National Day of Racial Healing. The program featured Kellogg Foundation President and CEO La June Montgomery Tabron, actress Storm Reid, several youth activists and artists including Winter BreeAnne, Natalia Ancisco, Zyahna Bryant, Sara Mora and Connie Brownotter, as well as Central Park 5 member Raymond Santana, Baratunde Thurston and Jamilah Lemieux, among others. Read More

Rewarding Experience for the O’odham Soul: Earth Ambassador Reflections

Article submitted by UNITY Earth Ambassador, Samuel Lopez: “I was the coordinator of a workshop titled “Tohono O’odham Hunting/Traditional Foods” at our annual Tohono O’odham Nation Youth Conference. The goal of this workshop was to teach youth the importance of Tohono O’odham traditional food in our physical, social, spiritual, and mental well-being as a people. The participants sorted two types of Ba:wi (Tepary Beans), Weg ck Tota (Red and White), the only two of about thirty two types that survived through WWII. This is a very calm and peaceful process, so a lot of youth found comfort in this. Read More

Wellness Warrior ArriAnna Matt finds inner strength through weight training

ArriAnna Matt

Char-Koosta News 

ST. IGNATIUS — CSKT member ArriAnna Matt started her health and wellness journey over a year ago when she had just gotten out of a relationship. She wanted to find a healthy way to move on, so she decided the gym was the best place. “I started off with running,” said Matt. “I didn’t know what else to do or how to do it.” Despite the workouts, the changes were minimal. “I was about to give up, I wasn’t seeing the results that I wanted to.”

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4th Annual National Day of Racial Healing

W.K. Kellogg Foundation | National Day of Racial Healing

The National Day of Racial Healing is just two weeks away, on Jan. 21, 2020. It’s a day set aside to share truth, deepen relationships and build trust in order to create a more just and equitable world. You’re invited to join conversations online, in your communities and at home. Read More

Final Wellness Warrior poster released

UNITY Wellness Warriors has released its final wellness campaign posters, part of an ongoing series featuring Native American youth. Featured is Truman Pipestem, a citizen of the Eastern Band of Cherokee and descendant of the Osage Nation and the Otoe-Missouria Tribe. Truman is a freshman at Yale University. Truman is in the Directed Studies Program, serves as the Freshman class liaison to the Native American Cultural Center (NACC), a member of ANAAY (Association of Native Americans at Yale), and is a member of the Yale Native drum group. Truman is also a member of Lux Improvitas, a long-form Yale improv group specializing in full-length improvised plays. The posters feature Native youth from communities across the country, representing the lifestyles they live as they express their culture, daily habits, and hobbies that allow them to live positive and healthy lifestyles.
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