Thank you to everyone who attended the 2022 Healthy Kids! Healthy Futures! Conference at Sandia Resort and Casino earlier this month. The NB3 Foundation staff worked hard the last eight months to make sure conference attendees had access to a variety of resources and knowledge sharing tools. We are happy to have welcomed back over 100 attendees from 30 different communities across the country.

We’re proud of our staff’s eagerness to bring the conference back to the community after two years. There were more unknowns than certainties in the planning process, but with the help of many along the way we were able to pull off a successful comeback to the conference circuit.  We know there are definitely areas for improvement at next year’s conference, and we know that thanks to attendee feedback on conference knowledge kits. Thank you for your feedback, engagement and suggestions that’ll help make the next event even more impactful for attendees.

We’d also like to send our gratitude and much deserved recognition to our creative presenters who traveled to share their knowledge and tools with attendees. No one is an expert at everything, so we are thankful to have such great support from our fellow Native organizations, tribes and facilitators.

As we reflect and begin to plan for the 2023 conference, we know the Healthy Kids! Healthy Futures! Conference will always be a welcoming space for community members to learn together, reconnect and elevate each other’s work for the benefit of our Native youth and communities. We cannot wait to see you July 10-12, 2023 at the Sandia Resort and Casino for our next convening.

In health,
NB3 Foundation Staff

Photos from the 2022 conference