A Healthy Living and Sustainability Project For Native Families, Descendents and Communities in Ohio and South Dakota
Purpose and Motivation:
In Lakota, Chante' means heart, and it is the heart and health of the Native community and its families that are the catalyst for this proposal. Native families are sick, literally, and many people are becoming maimed or suffer premature death because of ill health associated with diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Most of these health issues are caused by obesity, which in turn is caused by poor eating habits and lack of exercise. Nationally, childhood diabetes is at an alarming rate. As an organization within Ohio that supports Native American communities, it is our responsibility to help bring about a change to this crisis.
Programs for 2010:
For more information contact: Angela Griffin Jones (937)477-9363 or MsLakotaStar630@aol.com
The Traditional Gardens of The Miami Valley Council for Native Americans