Welcome to Just Move It

Just Move It is a North American campaign to promote physical activity for Indigenous Peoples.

Use this website to learn how to start an activity in your own community, share information about ongoing programs, contribute stories and enter information in Just Move It's calendar.

Welcome the Latest JMI Partners!

Bonners Ferry, ID
  Kootenai Health and Fitness

Thompson, MB
  Health Department

Campbell River, BC
  Walking

Leamington, ON
  Boogie to Be Better

Success

Story: Annual JMI Run/Walk

Aug 28, 2014 5:20 PM
Contributed by:  Lassen Indian Health Center

Story: Diabetes Prevention

Aug 12, 2014 7:28 PM
Contributed by:  Chapa-De On the Move

Story: Pueblo Crossroads in San Felipe Pueblo, NM

The 7th Annual Black Mesa Run/Walk in San Felipe Pueblo, NM was on July 10, 2014 starting with registration at 5:30 PM with 419 in attendance.  At 6 PM the 3 mile Run, 3 mile X-Run which included running through mud and water obstacles plus steep hills and a 1 mile walk started with words from the San Felipe Governor  about the importance of staying active and that the event is non-competitive.  Information about the course and event was given by Robert Garcia III, San Felipe Fitness Specialist.   

The Pueblo Crossroads mission is “Pueblos working together to promote health and wellness”.  The event was supported by the San Felipe Casino Hollywood, WINGS, San Felipe Public Improvement Authority, CHR and SDPI Programs, NB3F, Mo Gro, and others.

Hearing from some people the course was intense and a challenge with the hills others said it was a fun course plus the clouds helped as earlier it was so hot with the bright sun. 

Participants were from San Felipe, other pueblos, and tribes plus a few from the general public.  It was a good mix of ages and sizes participate in the run/walk plus have the support and volunteers needed to host the event. 

Here are a few photos from the event:

 

Story: 4th Annual Running in Beauty for a Stronger and Healthier Navajo Nation

Jul 30, 2014 4:33 AM
Contributed by:  Shiprock Just Move It Runs & Walks

The kickoff for the 4th Annual Running in Beauty for a Stronger and Healthier Navajo Nation went great on Sunday, July 27th. 

About 100 people walked together at dawn on Sunday - the first 2 miles of the Running in Beauty for a Stronger and Healthier Navao Nation week-long running event that started in Towoac, CO and will finish near Flagstaff, AZ on Saturday. 

Navajo Nation Vice President Rex Lee Jim, Ute Mountain Ute Chairman Manuel Heart, and IHS Director Dr. Yvette Roubideaux joined together to bless the staff that will be carried by all lead runners with a traditional Navajo blessing song.

These leaders welcomed all the participants, and encouraged everyone to walk, run, and be active. Dr. Roubideaux pointed to the cooperation and collaboration between Native Nations, the Indian Health Service, and local communities as important to effective prevention and wellness.

 

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