NB3FIT WEEK - The Notah Begay III Foundation


NOVEMBER 5 - 11, 2017

Live Blog NB3FIT Week

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 all tribes, communities, families, schools, organizations to host a youth health and fitness activity in your community during NB3FIT WEEK. Its simple: plan a physical activity event for your youth, select a day during NB3FIT Week, register your event below and have fun!  Together, we will 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! 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 now?

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.
Download a copy of the NB3FIT WEEK Poster


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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


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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

Pechanga Recreation Center

Event Name: Youth Night Kickball Game, Teen Night Softball Game, Fitness Combine Night

Tribe: Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians

RRHS Native American Student Union

Event Name: Fun Run and Walk, Various Physical Activities

Tribe: Diverse Tribes

Pueblo of Laguna Sports & Wellness Department

Event Name: Laguna Zumbatomics, Youth Basketball Games, Youth 2 Mile Color Fun Run & Walk.

Tribe: Laguna

PAIA Lower Eastern Cherokee Nation SC

Event Name: Cherokee Path Walk

Tribe: Cherokee

Tsehootsooi Dine Bi’Olta’ (TDB)

Event Name: Weeklong Health & Wellness Initiative

Tribe: Navajo

Ho-Chunk Nation

Event Name: Various physical and cultural events

Tribe: Ho-Chunk

Swinomish Tribal Community

Event Name: Kids Day Out

Tribe: Swinomish Tribe

Native Hearts Fitness Center


Tribe: Bois Forte Band of Chippewa

Ho-Chunk Nation Milwaukee Youth & Learning Center

Event Name: Pow-Wow sweat, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Capoeira

Tribe: Ho-Chunk Nation

Navajo Community Health Outreach

Event Name: 5K Race

Tribe: Navajo

Barona Recreation Department

Event Name: 2nd Annual Barona/NB3/Dungeon Fitness  Family Fun & Fitness Day

Tribe: Barona Band of Mission Indians

Tonto Apache Tribe

Event Name: Various Physical Activities and Games

Tribe: Tonto Apace Tribe

Nambe Pueblo Wellness Center

Event Name: Nambe Pueblo Wellness Center Various Activities

Tribe: Nambe Pueblo

Minochigedaa Prevention Program

Event Name: Minochigedaa Prevention Program Fitness Challenge

Tribe: St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin

Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health–NativeVision

Event Name: NativeVision Sports Camp and Music Festival

Tribe: Santo Domingo

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Youth Program

Event Name: Various physical activities

Tribe: Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Sac and Fox Nation of Oklahoma

Event Name: Various Exercise and Fitness Activities

Tribe: Sac and Fox Nation

Thunder Valley CDC

Event Name: Thunder Valley CDC assortment of activities 

Tribe: Oglala Sioux Tribe

Mvskoke Nation Youth Council

Event Name: Olympic-style event with several traditional Mvskoke games and a few non-traditional games

Tribe: Muscogee (Creek)

Denver Indian Health and Family Services, Inc.

Event Name: Zero to 60 Challenge

Tribe: Urban Indian Health Program

Pueblo of Sandia

Event Name: Various Daily Activities

Tribe: Pueblo

Koolakai Learning Center

Event Name: Food Sovereignty Workshop

Tribe: Sherwood Valley Band of Pomo Indians

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Youth Department

Event Name: Healthy Meal Prep Classes, Basketball/Volleyball Tournaments, Walk/Run Event etc

Tribe: Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate- Lake Traverse Reservation

White Cloud Diabetes Prevention Program

Event Name: Boo Dash

Tribe: Indian Health Service

Duckwater Diabetes Program

Event Name: Duckwater Physical Education Classes

Tribe: Duckwater Shoshone Tribe

Fort Bidwell Gidutikad Wellness

Event Name: Various Activities

Tribe: Northern Paiute

United Healthcare

Event Name: Soccer clinic  at W.D. Caroll Elementary School in Bernalillo, NM

Tribe: Inter-tribal

Native American Lifelines

Event Name: Weekly youth program promoting healthy lifestyle, instilling positive Native identity, and strengthening resiliency

Tribe: Urban Indian Organization (IHS Title V OUIHP)

Ball Club Youth

Event Name: Obstacle Course

Tribe: Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

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

United Tribes Technical College

Event Name: Youth physical activity, wellness, and nutrition days

Tribe: Three Affiliated Tribes, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Spirit Lake Tribe, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians

Health Promotion Disease Prevention Program

Event Name: Health Promotion Disease Prevention Program

Tribe: Fort Peck Sioux and Assiniboine

Poarch Band of Creek Indians Recreation Department

Event Name: Stickball game for kids & family 

Tribe: Recreation Department

Metlakatla Gymrats

Event Name: Fitness competition

Tribe: Metlakatla Indian Community

Hopi Special Diabetes Program

Event Name:  NB3Family Fun Nite

Tribe: Hopi/Tewa

Ho-Chunk Youth & Learning Center

Event Name: Various Activities

Tribe: Ho-Chunk

Santa Ana Youth Wellness and Recreations

Event Name: Kickball Event

Tribe: Santa Ana Pueblo

Etem Omvlkusen Unity Council

Event Name: Various Games and Activities

Tribe: Seminole Nation of Oklahoma

Ho-Chunk Nation Youth Services

Event Name: Physical Activities for the Week

Tribe: Ho-Chunk Nation

Native Warriors Athletics

Event Name: Indoor swimming at Southwest Community Center

Tribe: Colville

SunUte Community Center

Event Name: Be Fit Be Healthy for Life

Tribe: Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Morongo Band of Mission Indians

Event Name: Bubble Walk/Run

Tribe: Tribal Employee

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe

Event Name: 5 Days of Activities

Tribe: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe

Leech Lake Youth Programs

Event Name: 5k Color Run

Tribe: Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

St. Croix Tribal Health Clinic Youth Prevention Program

Event Name: St. Croix Tribal Health Clinic Open Gyms

Tribe: St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin

Society of Care & The Boys & Girls Club of the Iowa Tribe of KS NE

Event Name: Youth Field Day & Healthy Food Potluck

Tribe: Iowa

Inter Tribal Sports, Inc.

Event Name: Tribal Youth Soccer League Championship & Obstacle Course

Tribe: Southern California Tribes

Kewa Family Wellness Center

Event Name: Fun Day of Activities

Tribe: Santo Domingo

University of Nevada Reno, Native American Alumni Chapter

Event Name: Basketball Clinic for all ages

Tribe: Reno Sparks Indian Colony

Nondalton Tribal Council

Event Name: Various Physical Activities

Tribe: Nondalton Tribal Council

Turtle Mountain Diabetes Prevention Program

Event Name: 1 hour of physical activity per grade 6-12th grades

Tribe: Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians

Bad River Healthy Lifestyles Program

Event Name: Youth Basketball Tournament

Tribe: Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Richfield Public Schools

Event Name: Week of Promoting Fitness and Nutrition

Tribe: Multi-tribal

Indigenous Youth Leadership Program

Event Name: Dance 4 Fitness

Tribe: Navajo

Pablo Elementary School 4th grade-Buck

Event Name: Run 15 Minutes Each Day

Tribe: Salish, Kootenai, Pend d’Oreille

Prairie Island Indian Community

Event Name: Stick-ball and traditional cooking activities

Tribe: Dakota

Human Services Division-Community Health Services

Event Name: Pow Wow Dancing Demonstrations

Tribe: Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior

Indian Health Care Resource Center of Tulsa

Event Name: Turkey Mountain Family Hike

Tribe: Urban Clinic

Cochiti Health Department

Event Name: Various Sports Activities

Tribe: Cochiti Pu2


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