NB3FIT WEEK - The Notah Begay III Foundation


NOVEMBER 5 - 11, 2017

Join Us For A Week of National Health, Fun, and Fitness

NB3FIT WEEK is a National Week of Native Youth Health and Fitness. We call upon tribes, communities, families, schools, organizations to host youth health and fitness activities in your community during NB3FIT WEEK. NB3FIT Week is a national platform to engage Native youth and families in physical activity, nutrition and healthy-lifeways.


  • Engage 12,000 Native American youth across the country
    in physical activity for a minimum of one hour that week
  • Promote drinking clean water
  • Promote eating healthy foods

Register now and be a part of the largest national event to engage Native youth in physical activity at one time! TOGETHER, Native American children will know that we support and encourage their health and fitness journey.

This event is about inspiring youth and families to activate their healthy lifestyle.  Join us now and be a part of a movement to move. It is up to us to ensure that our children grow up at a healthy weight, eat right, drink lots of water and stay active.

Why is this important today?

Five Facts to Consider:

  • At current rates, 1 out of 2 Native children born since 2000 will develop type 2 diabetes.
  • Obesity is the leading contributing factor to type 2 diabetes.
  • Type 2 diabetes may reduce a child’s life expectancy by 27 years.
  • 81% of Native adults are overweight or obese and 45% of 2-5 year olds are overweight.
  • Death rate of Native Americans with diabetes is 3 times higher than the general U.S. population.


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Become a sponsor of the largest Native physical activity event in the country.

Sponsors receive excellent national exposure before, during and after NB3FIT Week in all social media, web, print and event promotions.  Learn more about available opportunities, including detailed benefit packages for each level here: Sponsorship Opportunities.  For more information, please contact Justin Huenemann at 505-867-0775 or email at justin@nb3f.org


Presenting Tribal Sponsor
Diamond Sponsor
Gold Sponsor
United Healthcare
Silver Sponsor



Thank you to the following registered locations for hosting an event on November 5-11, 2017 and making the health and fitness of our youth a priority!

Click on any of the event sites below to find out more about activities near a location near you.

Download a List of 2016 NB3 Registered Events

NB3 Foundation

Event Name: NB3FIT National XC Race and Run

Tribe: Multi-tribal

Lac Du Flambeau Public School

Event Name: 2 Mile Walk/Run and Obstacle Course

Tribe: Ojibwe

Upper Sioux Community

Event Name: Traditional Games

Tribe: Dakota

Mexican Springs Chapter

Event Name: 5K, Fitness, and Nutrition Education

Tribe: Navajo

Boys and Girls Club of Leech Lake Area Deer River Unit

Event Name: Native Games Day

Tribe: Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Federal Way Public Schools-Native Education Program

Event Name: Native Foods Cooking Class and Community Walk

Tribe: Numerous

Ramah Navajo Prevention Program

Event Name: Health and Fitness Week

Tribe: Navajo

Acoma Learning Center

Event Name: Acoma Fit Week!

Tribe: Acoma Pueblo

Haliwa-Saponi Tribal School

Event Name: Community Field Day

Tribe: Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe

Mohican Family Center

Event Name: Fitness Day

Tribe: Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans

San Lucy Diabetes Program

Event Name: Fun Run/Walk/Fitness Session

Tribe: Tohono O’Odham

Serve It Up, inc. and Shellaberger Tennis Center

Event Name: All Level Tennis Play, Healthy Snacks, Fitness and Prizes!

Tribe: United Keetoowah Band and Cherokee Nation

Winnie Dam Youth

Event Name: Hiking, Basketball, Kickball

Tribe: Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Elim Haven Mission

Event Name: 1 Mile Run, Obstacle Course, Biking, Outdoor Games, Healthy Snacks and Drinks

Tribe: Navajo

Native FAN Program

Event Name: Floor Hockey, Soccer, Badminton, Basketball, Dodgeball and Kickball

Tribe: Intertribal

Native Americans for Community Action

Event Name: NACA Youth Events, early morning prayer at Buffalo Park, group walk and various physical fitness events

Tribe: Navajo, Apache, Hopi

Suquamish Tribe

Event Name: Variety of sports, health and fitness activities from November 5th thru 11th

Tribe: Suquamish Tribe

Inter Tribal Sports, Inc.

Event Name: Soccer Championship Day & NB3Fit & Marathon Kids Run Relay

Tribe: Inter Tribal (26 Tribes)

Kote Native Youth Group

Event Name: Fitness and Healthy Living Education Classes

Tribe: Miwok

Inger Youth Group/Opichi Wadiswan

Event Name: Promote Family Fitness

Tribe: Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

NishNaBek Sports

Event Name: Community 5K

Tribe: Potawatomi

Ho-Chunk Nation St. Paul Youth Center

Event Name: Fun activities that encourage fitness and traditions

Tribe: Ho-Chunk Nation of WI

Fort Berthold Diabetes Program

Event Name: Physical Activity and Nutrition Days

Tribe: MHA Nation

Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley

Event Name: Family Hike – South Mountain

Tribe: Gila River Indian Community

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

Event Name: Various Activities

Tribe: Dakota

Forest County Potawatomi Community Health Department

Event Name: Various Activities

Tribe: Forest County Potawatomi

Zuni Youth Enrichment Project

Event Name: Fitness Fun Week

Tribe: Zuni Pueblo

Boys and Girls Club of Tucson Pascua Yaqui

Event Name: Organized Games and Exercises

Tribe: Pascua Yaqui

Lower Sioux Indian Community

Event Name: Youth Cooking Classes and Fitness Activities

Tribe: Dakota

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Recreation Program

Event Name: 2 Mile Walk and Run

Tribe: Paiute

Alabama Coushatta Tribe of Texas-Chief Kina Health Clinic

Event Name:  Family friendly day of physical activity for our youth

Tribe: Alabama Coushatta Tribe of Texas

Mohican Family Center

Event Name: Archery, Volleyball, Basketball, Flag Football

Tribe: Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Event Name: Family Fun Event

Tribe: San Manuel Band of Mission Indians


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