Otoe-Missouria Tribe

The Eagle Adventure program brings the story of Mr. Eagle and his friends to life in a classroom setting. Built around storytelling and the exciting Eagle Play as the program introduction, children learn how staying healthy and strong can help prevent type 2 diabetes. In the spring of 2012 and again in the fall of 2015, we partnered with the Otoe-Missouria Tribe to bring Eagle Adventure to Frontier Elementary where many tribal members attend school. Our Intertribal Community Nutrition Educator returned to Frontier Elementary in spring of 2019.

From 2011 – 2015, we participated in the Tribe’s Intertribal Youth Celebration to provide nutrition education and fun physical activities for the annual event. In addition to an incentive to promote physical activity at home (jump rope or flying disk), participants were given the Coyote and the Turtle’s Dream book to further their learning about the importance of making healthy choices and being active.

For the past 4 years, we have participated in Tribal wellness events including Mustang Miles, Zombie Runs and Colors of the Clans Runs. With the recent change to online programming as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve partnered to share Diabetes is Not Our Destiny cooking demos online for families to learn more about how to use traditional foods as ingredients in healthy recipes.

Over the last 10 years, we have learned and grown through our partnership efforts with the Otoe-Missouria Tribe. The partnership keeps us fresh and in tune with what families enjoy and seeing through past dreams of activities and information we want to share with the Native community. The inspiration we gain and the fun times we have, help to keep us going and always wanting more.

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Diabetes is Not Our Destiny is funded by the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.  Non-discrimination statement here.