This year marks the 14th year for the Western Tribal Diabetes Project coordinating the Native Fitness Event. The Event is hosted at the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton Oregon, and continues to be a huge success. On August 30 and 31st, 2017, participants from tribal SDPI programs across the country will converge on the Tiger Woods Center to participate in this interactive event.
The event features 20 breakout sessions: chair circuit for elders, living lean, sports speed system, mixed martial arts, fitness for kids, group fitness, natural running, power hour, and a nutrition and healthy cooking demonstration class.
Other topics on the agenda include presentations on Motivation interviewing and historical trauma in Native communities, an update from the N7 Nike program, and the Western Tribal Diabetes project data/tracking and audit issues. Most important however, is the opportunity for programs across the country to network and share successes and challenges in our SDPI programs. The evaluations from Native Fitness last year were excellent, and we are looking forward to our 2017 event.