Live Life Powerfully
Waylon Pahona, Founder, Healthy Active Natives
This interactive session explores various techniques to jump start and assist personal health and wellness journeys by using indigenous/Native philosophies of strength and health. Participant takeaways: strategies to working with Native youth to motivate and inspire through music, inspirational videos and simple ways to get youth and people of all ages moving and understanding the power of indigenous lifeways.
Waylon Pahona Jr.
Waylon Pahona Jr. is the founder of Healthy Active Natives (HAN) which has a Facebook network of over 74,300 members nationally and internationally. HAN was designed to be a space where Natives welcome all fitness levels and use positive reinforcement to make the impossible possible. He has 10 years of experience in workforce and health engagement with tribal communities. Mr. Pahona received the Indian Health Service Healthy Innovation Award for his social media group, and an Ambassador to Tanka Bar Jerky. Mr. Pahona is Hopi, Tewa and Maricopa and grew up on the Hopi reservation.