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When: April 18-20, 2013
Where: Tiger Woods Center, Nike World Headquarters, Beaverton, Oregon
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Nike Brings Together Native American and Aboriginal Youth Recreation Leaders for the N7 Sport Summit
Summit Participants Learn Best Practices from Leaders in Business, Government, Sports and Philanthropy
Here is a recap from the first N7 Sport Summit for Native American and Aboriginal youth recreation leaders Oct. 28-30, 2011 at the Nike World Headquarters in Oregon. Nike N7 and the Board of Advisors of the N7 Fund hosted the Summit, which was attended by more than 400 participants from the United States and Canada. The N7 Sport Summit delivered interactive sessions aimed at educating, empowering and encouraging participants to create impactful and sustainable sport and physical activity programs for Native American and Aboriginal youth.
The three-day agenda included a kick-off concert by Native American country music artist and N7 Fund Board of Advisors member Crystal Shawanda, and keynote speakers and panelists representing government, community organizations and experts in the fields of philanthropy, business and sport, including: Sam Kass, Assistant White House Chef and Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives for The First Lady’s Let’s Move! Initiative; Jefferson Keel, President of the National Congress of American Indians; Tewanee Joseph, Executive Director of the Four Host First Nations; Notah Begah III, Founder of the Notah Begay III Foundation and PGA Tour Pro; Waneek Horn-Miller, Co-Captain of the 2000 Canadian Olympic National Water Polo Team and IndigenACTION member; and Craig Robinson, Head Coach of Oregon State’s University Men’s Basketball team.
N7 athlete ambassadors also headlined the summit, with distance runner Alvina Begay and slam-dunk innovator Kenny Dobbs each providing personal insight into how sport has impacted their lives. In the spirit of promoting sport and physical activity, each morning a N7 athlete ambassador–Alvina Begay on Saturday and Waneek Horn-Miller–led N7 Sport Summit participants on a 2-mile run or walk.