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UNITY National Conference
MINNEAPOLIS - The First Lady's, Let's Move! in Indian Country initiative is partnering with the United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY) council, and the Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute at the 2011 UNITY National Conference.
Let's Move! in Indian Country is an initiative dedicated to ending childhood obesity among American Indian youth, a group which is twice as likely to be overweight when compared to the general US population.
The initiative was developed by First Lady Michelle Obama and officially kicked off in Indian Country in May of 2011. Let's Move! in Indian Country has four main goals:
By attending the 2011 UNITY Conference, Let's Move! in Indian Country will have a further opportunity to present information on ways American Indian youth can lead more active and healthy lives, receive input from Indian youth, and dance and exercise along with them.
Among government representatives in attendance will be Charles Galbraith, a member of the Navajo Nation, associate director, White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement, who will be speaking on Sunday, July 10.
posted July 9, 2011 8:20 am edt
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