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Let's Move! in Indian Country (LMIC) seeks to improve the health of American Indian and Alaska Native children, who are affected by childhood obesity at some of the highest rates in the country. Tribal governments, Urban Indian Centers, private businesses, youth leaders, and the non-profit sector are each asked to play a key role by working together to raise the next generation of healthy Native children.

LMIC seeks to acknowledge and advance the work that Tribal leadership and community members are already doing to improve the health of Native youth.

lmic goals

  • Creating a healthy start on life.
  • Developing healthy learning communities.
  • Increasing opportunities for physical activity.
  • Ensuring families have access to healthy affordable foods.
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Community Spotlight

LMIC 3rd Anniversary Event: Zuni, NM

June 16, 2014

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LMIC celebrated its third anniversary at the Pueblo of Zuni in New Mexico. The celebration included the opening of the Zuni Youth Enrichment Project summer camp, a lunch at the Zuni Comprehensive Community Health Center, and youth soccer activities.

Read about the anniversary celebration at Zuni and view photos on the Let's Move! blog Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving and the IHS Director's blog Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving

President Obama Engages Native Youth at My Brother's Keeper Town Hall

President Obama recently hosted a town hall session where he gave remarks to announce new commitments in support of the My Brother's Keeper (MBK) initiative and engaged in dialogue with young boys and men of color. The President reaffirmed his commitment to Native American youth and the importance of honoring one's roots. Recalling his trip to the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation in June, he applauded the tribe's work on Lakota language revitalization and the powerful stories he heard from the tribe's young people.

LMIC Events

Navajo Area Indian Health Service: Sweet Success

August 20, 2014

Karen Backman-Carter and Mona Patterson

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