Chinle Service Unit – Walking Together for a Healther Nation

Walking Together for a Healther Nation!!

Walking Together for a Healther Nation!!

For a PDF copy to print, click here:CSU WTHN Event Flyer

Posted in FUN RUN/WALK

Jim Thorpe 5K Native American 5K Championships & Wings of America

6th Annual Jim Thorke 5K RaceCheck out the new Jim Thorpe Native American 5K Championship website at: http://nativeamerican5kchampionships.org/

Click here for Registration Information: 2013 – Jim Thorpe 5K Registration Form

Wings of America has partnered with the Jim Thorpe 5K Championship races and Sports Warrior to connect with Wings alumni for our 25th Anniversary events happening in August.  Please sign-up for this awesome race and visit the Wings of America booth the morning of Saturday, June 29th, 2013. Visit their awesome website for locations and happenings.   **If you are unable to attend the races and are a Wings of America alumni, you may also update your contact information with Delight Talawepi, Operations Manager at delight@wingsofamerica.org or give her a call at 505-982-6761.

 

Posted in RACES 2013

Pueblo Crossroads Kick-Off – Bernie Jojola Memorial Run – Isleta Pueblo, NM

Bernie Jojola Memorial Run - Pueblo Crossroads 2013Please join Pueblo Crossroads and Wings of America on Saturday, April 13, 2013, 9:00 a.m. at the Isleta Pueblo Recreation Center for the 2013 fun run / walk series. The kick-off event is in Memory of Bernie Jojola of Isleta Pueblo, he was the inspirational motivator who created Pueblo Crossroads with eight of the 19 pueblos in New Mexico (Isleta, Sandia, Jemez, Zia, Santa Ana, San Felipe, Santo Domingo and Cochiti Pueblos).  This year Wings of America will provide Nike incentives during the full series; the more you attend the more you will receive.  Please download the flyer for paper registration or you may also call 505-869-8557.  2013 Pueblo Crossroads Schedule: 2013 Pueblo Crossroads Schedule

Bernie Jojola Flyer: Bernie Jojola.CV02

 

Posted in FUN RUN/WALK

6th ANNUAL JIM THORPE 5K RACE – WINGS OF AMERICA REUNION

6th Annual Jim Thorke 5K RaceLOOKING FOR INDIVIDUALS FORMERLY INVOLVED WITH WINGS OF AMERICA………..
Greetings,
This is the flyer for the 6th annual Jim Thorpe Native American 5K National Championships, Open Community 5k Run and USATF New Mexico 5K Road State Championships.
Please help us get the word out on this event by posting, sharing and sending on to those who may have an interest.
Sports Warriors is happy to announce a partnership with the WINGS OF AMERICA program out of Santa Fe, NM.  This year will be a reunion of all former WINGS runners, camp facilitator, participants, employee’s, Board Members and or supporters of any kind, come and join us for a renewal of friendship celebration.  This year Wings will be planning many activities to commemorate 25 years of service to Natives through their many programs.
 
Any questions or comments please contact us.
Sports Warriors Track Club.
You can visit our website;  www.sportswarriorstc.com, or Find us on Facebook under: Sports Warriors Track Club.
Posted in RACES 2013

SANTA FE STRIDERS – Timers needed for the following races – including Jim Thorpe 5K Run

Santa Fe Striders need some help in timing races for the rest of the year. Timers need to be experienced and should know who you are. No prior experience is needed for timing support.

2013 Timing Support:

4/13/2013 – Confirmed – Amanda Byrnes Memorial Race, Pecos, NM – need 2+ people for timing support

4/20/2013 – Confirmed – Santa Nino Run, Santa Fe, NM – need 2+ people for timing support

5/4/2013 – Confirmed – Paws for Cause, Santa Fe, NM – need 2+ people for timing support

5/4/2013 – Confirmed – Turquoise Trail Fun Run, Santa Fe, NM  – need 2+ people for timing support

5/18/2013 – Confirmed – Run Around, Santa Fe, NM – need 2 timers / use barcodes and 4+ people for timing support

6/29/2013 – not confirmed – Jim Thorpe 5K / Wings of America,  Albuquerque, NM – need 2 timers/use barcodes and 2+ people for timing suppport

Not confirmed – Los Ninos – Santa Fe, NM – need 2+ people for timing support

Not confirmed – Las Vegas Fiesta Run – Las Vegas, NM – need 2 timers / use barcodes  and 2+ people for timing support

9/14/2013 – not confirmed – El Dorado El Dorado – Santa Fe, NM – need 2+ people for timing support

10/5/2013 – Confirmed – Big Tesuque Run – Aspen Vista Trail, Santa Fe, NM – need 2+ people for timing support

11/23/2013 – Confirmed – Fowl Day Run – Santa Fe, NM – need 2+ people for timing support

11/28/2013 – not confirmed – Turkey Trot – Santa Fe, NM  – need 2 timers / use barcodes and 5+ people for timing support

Please contact Jim if you can help at  Owens_Jim@msn.com or call 505- 231-6166.  Thank you!

Posted in RACES 2013

SANTA FE STRIDERS – Youth Running Courses begin April 15, 2013

The Striders will be offering a beginners running class for kids starting Monday April 15th. The cost will be $25 for 5 weeks of classes, a membership in the Striders and an entry into the graduation 5K race at the Run Around on May 18th.  The class this year will be conducted by Mariam Browne, a very accomplished runner.
Please share this information to anyone who might be interested.  For more information, the application and to view the BIO on Mariam Brown, click here: 2013 Youth Running Class Application 3-8-13
Visit the Santa Fe Striders web-site for other running opportunities:   http://www.santafestriders.org/
Jim Owens, President
Posted in OUTREACH PROGRAMS / ORGANIZATIONS

Program Information for our Native American Youths & Communities

First Nation’s 4th Annual HONOR THE YOUTH CONTEST POW-WOW. Southwest Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) – Saturday, April 6, 2013.

Click here to view the flier: 4th Annual Honor the Youth PowWow

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The White Shell Woman Workshop will be held on Saturday, March 23,2013, at the Henderson Fine Arts Center, San Juan College, Farmington, New Mexico.  It is a full day starting at 9AM and ending at 4PM.

Keynote speaker is Dr. Audra Etcitty Platero, a former Miss Navajo.  Workshop topics include: Kinaalda, Navajo Language/Singing, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Uranium 101, Traditional Navajo Food Preparation, Parental Involvement, Building a Better Community through Girls Scout, Navajo Perspective on School Bullying and Protecting & Preserving Nahasdzaan Mother Earth.

White Shell Woman is for Navajo girls, ages 8-24, their parents and grandparents.  This workshop is hosted by the Miss Navajo Council, Inc. along with numerous sponsors.  Registration costs are $10 per student and $15 per adult.  Click here for the flyer: 2013_White_Shell_Woman_flyer_(1)

Thank you!
Sarah Johnson, President
Miss Navajo Council, Inc.
sarah.luther@sbcglobal.net

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Announcing the 2013 Young Native Writers Essay Contest

The Young Native Writers Essay Contest is a writing contest for Native American high school students and is designed to encourage young Native Americans to write about the progress their tribal communities have made and how their tribal communities can keep moving forward.

The voices that emerge from this program honor the legacy of every Native American who has ever lived. Add your words to the thousands submitted through this project – all writers receive a Certificate of Honor for their submission.

The Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation’s goal of promoting education and creating new opportunities for youth has inspired this essay contest. Partnering with Holland & Knight in this endeavor is the National Museum of the American Indian.

Entry Deadline is 11:59:59 p.m. ET on Monday, April 1, 2013.

For more information click here

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You could be a part of Girl Tech 2013!

Tthe Media Literacy Project is recruiting volunteers and participants for the 2013 Girl Tech program. This is the first year we have opened up the program recruitment for young women of color outside of specific partner organizations. Program participants are those that identify as young women of color between the ages of 15 and 24 and have an interest in media, reproductive health, and filmmaking. Volunteers for the program can be anyone interested in supporting these young women in telling their own stories. The program includes weekly workshops with dinner provided, the opportunity to make a short video, do fun activities together, and share one’s own film at a community screening party. Stipends are also available to those that direct their own video.

Workshops begin in March and the program wraps up in October.  If you are interested in learning more about the program, know someone who might be interested, or want to volunteer, please contact Jessica Collins or call 505.828.3129 ext. 1.

Jessica Collins, Program Director

Media Literacy Project
6400 Wyoming Blvd., NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
info@medialiteracyproject.org
ph: 505-828-3129
www.medialiteracyproject.org

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The 17th Annual NativeVision Sports and Life Skills Camp – Shiprock, NM

Below is more information regarding the documents that are attached and briefly discussed at this afternoon’s Community Advisory Board Meeting. Please distribute.

The NativeVision Registration Forms for this year’s camps are broken down to 3 different forms:
CCSD (Central Consolidated School District) Local Registration Forms
  • This form is for children the ages 7-18 or incoming 3rd to 12th graders who go to schools in the Central Consolidated School District.
  • This form is considered Local registration because these kids are less than 60 miles from Shiprock High School.
  • REVISED_Native_Vision_CCSD_Local_Registration_Form2[1]
Non-CCSD Local Registration Forms
  • This form is for children the ages 7-18 or incoming 3rd to 12th graders who go to schools that are not in the Central Consolidated School District.
  • This form is considered Local registration because these kids are less than 60 miles from Shiprock High School.
  • REVISED_Native_Vision_NON-CCSD_Local_Registration_Form2[1]ock High
Non-Local NativeVision Camp Invitation Letter
  • This Letter and Registration form is for all schools that are more than 60 miles from Shiprock High School.
  • If they participate as Non-Local we ask that they only bring High School kids (incoming 9th to 12th grade).
  • A chaperone must accompany these children to the camp.  The chaperone must be over 21 and the chaperone ratio is 1 chaperone for every 6 campers.  If there is a mix of boys and girls then they need to bring a female chaperone and a male chaperone.
  • We do offer travel stipend.
  • The groups must setup there transportation to get to the camp.
  • We ask that the Non-Local participants to bring their own tents and sleeping bags for NativeVision camping.
  • Non-Local_NativeVision_Camp_Invitation_Letter
The NativeVision Camp is FREE!!! To apply for the Native Visions Scholarhip, click here: Native_Vision_Scholarship_application
If you have any questions, let me know!
Gerilene Tsosie, MPH
Center for American Indian Health
Bloomberg School College of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University
PO Box 3770 Shiprock, NM 87420

 

 

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Santa Fe Striders News!

  1. The Striders will again offer a beginners running class starting Thursday April 15th. The cost will be $100 for 6 weeks of classes, a membership in the Striders and an entry into the graduation 5K race at the Run Around on May 18th. The class this year will taught by Carol Davenport, a very accomplished triathlete.  Click here for application and bio on Carol Davenport:  2013_Running_Class_Application_2-26-13
  2. Track will start on Tuesday, March 12th at the Santa Fe High track.  The regular group will start at 6PM. You should arrive earlier to warm up. We will again have an “Early Group” that will start ~5:50 p.m. This group is designed for slower runners including those that want to walk some. It will do the same workout as the regular group but just take longer to do it.  All 2013 Strider members will have a choice of a free reflective Strider cap or a free Strider visor. First handouts will be at the March 12th track workout!!!
  3. Kelley Koehler, owner of Banya Spa and a new Strider Member, is offering a 10% discount to Strider members.  Banya Spa is located at Rodeo Rd and Zia.  Go to the following link for more information:  http://www.banyaspa.com/
  4. The Santa Fe Striders club puts on 6 running events during the year. The Run Around is the one that we promote as a family event with emphasis on kids. This is also the graduation race for the spring class of Girls on the Run who is also the beneficiary of the race. In order to entice more kids into the race this year, the entry fee for 19 and under in the 5k or 10k race will be just $5.  The race cost us ~$7000. We like to get as many sponsors as we can to help defray the cost and still leave enough to make a sizable donation to Girls on the Run.  Strider members and sponsors will also be able to have a non money making, non-political table at the race.  If you are interested or know of anyone that may be interested, please review the attached documents. I will also be glad to meet with anyone and provide a sponsor package with the attached information.  2013_RA_GOTR; 2013_RA_Sponsor_Categories; 2013_RA_Sponsor_First_page; 2013_RA_Sponsor_Reply_Card; 2013_RA_Striders
For further details on any of the information above, please feel free to contact me, thank you for all your support!!!
Jim Owens,
Santa Fe Striders President
(505) 231-6166
Posted in OUTREACH PROGRAMS / ORGANIZATIONS

2013 Pueblo Crossroads Fun Run / Walk Schedule

Pueblo Crossroads is a free event promoting running and walking.  Pueblo Crossroads consists of eight Southern Pueblos of New Mexico: Cochiti, Santo Domingo (Kewa), Jemez (Walatowa), San Felipe, Santa Ana, Zia, Sandia and Isleta.  Wings of America became a partner in 2010 to assist in the health and wellness of our Pueblo neighbors.  Please join us in spreading the power of running and walking, a great time to meet your friends!2013 Pueblo Crossroads Schedule

For a view of the full schedule, click here: 2013 Pueblo Crossroads Schedule

Posted in FUN RUN/WALK

2013 USATF Cross Country Championships: Re-Cap

Front Row(L-R):C. Jostewa, N. Coleman, C. Lewis, C. Ben, G. Cly, J. Huma/ Second Row (L-R): P. Panana, M. Leekya, J. Secody, P. Charlie, B. Levi, M. Wahpepah-Harris, Coach J. Nells, Coach Whirlwind Soldier/ Back Row(L-R): J. Riley, K. Broaddrick

Front Row(L-R):C. Jostewa, N. Coleman, C. Lewis, C. Ben, G. Cly, J. Huma/ Second Row (L-R): P. Panana, M. Leekya, J. Secody, P. Charlie, B. Levi, M. Wahpepah-Harris, Coach J. Nells, Coach Whirlwind Soldier/ Back Row(L-R): J. Riley, K. Broaddrick

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2013 Wings National Team for a job well-done during this weekend’s USATF Cross Country Championships in St. Louis Missouri. The all-Native men and women’s Junior teams stepped to the starting line in Forest Park on Saturday morning unfazed by the cool winds and wet turf and ran with determination. Whether the race required entrants to run two laps or six, the 2-kilometer course proved challenging for runners of all levels. Click here for the official results page courtesy of USATF or look below for a highlight of Wings competitors and a few more pictures from race day.

Junior Women (6k):

Name High School/College Time Place Tribal Affiliation
Courtney B. Lewis River Valley HS- Mohave Valley, AZ 25:44.5 50th Forth Mojave Indian Tribe
Garilena M. Cly Fort Lewis College- Durango, CO 27:09.8 53rd Navajo
Jelani J. Huma Saguaro HS- Scottsdale, AZ 25:44.3 49th Hopi
Jayde A. Secody Page HS- Page, AZ 24:50.6 45th Navajo
Christen L. Ben Hopi HS- Second Mesa, AZ 24:53.1 46th Navajo
Nicolette A. Coleman Page HS- Page, AZ 26:11.3 52nd Navajo
Claryn F. Jostewa Hopi HS- Second Mesa, AZ 27:17.6 54th Hopi

Junior Men: 

***1st PLACE TEAM HONORS (NM runners-only scoring due to USATF rules)

Name High School/College Time Place Tribal Affiliation
Preston K. Charlie Rio Rancho HS- Rio Rancho, NM 26:58.2 53rd*** Pueblo of Laguna
Preston A. Panana V. Sue Clevland HS- Rio Rancho, NM 30:27.9 72nd*** Pueblo of Jemez
McKenz J. Leekya Zuni HS- Zuni, NM 28:15.7 66th*** Zuni Pueblo
Mackenzie L. Wahpepah-Harris Norman HS- Norman, OK 26:24.7 44th Kickapoo
Kyle N. Broaddrick Broken Arrow Senior High- Broken Arrow, OK 26:35.9 48th Cherokee
Brandon W. Levi Piedra Vista HS- Farmington, NM 28:35.4 67th*** Navajo
Jacob R. Riley Laguna-Acoma HS- Casa Blanca, NM 27:43.7 64th*** Pueblo of Laguna

 

Women's team-leader Jayde Secody grits down the finish chute with Christen Ben close behind.

Women’s team-leader Jayde Secody grits down the finish chute with Christen Ben close behind.

 

 

 

Kyle Broaddrick, Preston Panana, Preston Charlie, and Mackenzie Wahpepah-Harris mix it up with the lead pack in the early stages of the Junior men's race.

Kyle Broaddrick, Preston Panana, Preston Charlie, and Mackenzie Wahpepah-Harris mix it up with the lead pack in the early stages of the Junior men’s race.

Wings Program Director, Dustin Martin, and the rest of the Sports Warriors team line up for the 12k "Open" Championships [Front Row (L-R): Dustin Martin, Ian Ruybalid, Jonah Ruybalid/ Back Row(L-R): Leandrew Martine, Angelo Baca]

Wings Program Director, Dustin Martin, and the rest of the Sports Warriors team line up for the 12k “Open” Championships [Front Row (L-R): Dustin Martin, Ian Ruybalid, Jonah Ruybalid/ Back Row(L-R): Leandrew Martine, Angelo Baca]

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