Episode #8: Trade Walk

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Every August, the Family Services Department hosts the annual Trade Walk up Paiute Pass. The walk takes Native youth into the Sierra Nevada mountain range to trade with Native youth from the west side. By participating in the Trade Walk, youth learn the traditions of their ancestors and bring the [...]

Episode #7: Farmers Markets Create Community

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Summer is prime time for farmers markets. Farmers markets increase access to healthy food, selling locally grown foods. In this show, we highlight the benefits of farmers markets: the produce tastes better, food travels shorter distances, and generates business and creates jobs. Most importantly, farmers markets build community. In this [...]

Episode #6: Garden Spotlight on Bridgeport Indian Colony

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Bridgeport Indian Colony is focused on growing food through their Traditional and Ecological Knowledge Program. Their program includes a domestic vegetable garden, native plant garden, an orchard with 35 fruit trees built in a permaculture design, 3 bee hives providing local honey, and a state of the art humid controlled [...]

Episode #5 – Community Engagement in Evaluation

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It is important to evaluate the success and effectiveness of our projects. In this show we highlight best practices for conducting evaluation projects, like engaging community members in the process. Evaluation reports give program staff the information needed to make adjustments for future projects and funding. James Napoles conducting [...]

Episode #4 – Health in All Policies

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We all want our community to be healthy, but how do we make this happen? We know that the environments where we are born, live, play, work and go through life affect our health. Having a mindset of health in all policies can make our communities healthier. In this show, [...]

Episode #3 – Biking for Transportation

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In this show, we explore the idea of biking for transportation and recreation. Choosing to get around on bicycle can be good for your health and good for the environment. We talk about the local and national push to ride bikes during the month of May, and how bike checkout [...]

Episode #2 – Food is Medicine

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A food system is the path that food travels from field to fork. In this episode, we talk about our local food system efforts to grow food locally, highlighting two Tribal community gardens on the Bishop Paiute Tribe reservation and Fort Independence Tribe reservation. When people know where their food [...]

Episode #1: Be Active Every Day

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Every August, the Family Services Department hosts the annual Trade Walk up Paiute Pass. The walk takes Native youth into the Sierra Nevada mountain range to trade with Native youth from the west side. By participating in the Trade Walk, youth learn the traditions of their ancestors and bring the [...]