Entries by NB3 Foundation


Community Partner Highlight: Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association (APIA)

Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association (APIA) Youth Program has a longstanding record of providing Unangax̂ youth with culturally relevant programs that promote healthy lifestyles. Located in Anchorage, Alaska, APIA is one of four organizations who make up the Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation’s Community Empowerment Cohort. The cohort is focused on initiating collective impact efforts that […]


NB3FIT track team set to race this weekend!

The inaugural NB3FIT track team is set to hit the track for the first time on Saturday, April 30 at Eldorado High School in Albuquerque, NM. Youth elementary to high school age will represent their communities and NB3FIT at the upcoming meet. For many of the youth, this will be their first track meet. NB3FIT is […]

NB3FIT in community: Visits Algodones Elementary with Running Medicine

The principal at Algodones Elementary School worked with Running Medicine Native Health Iniative to start a morning running program for all their students and staff. The initiative provides students the opportunity to begin their day being physically active and connecting to each person’s spiritual and cultural views through that physical activity every single day. Our […]

Introducing the 2022 NB3FIT Golf Team

NB3 Foundation is excited to introduce the 2022 NB3FIT Youth Golf Team. The team is made up of 15 elite Native youth golfers ages 13 to 17 from across the state of New Mexico. Many Native youth face a number of barriers when pursuing high levels of competition in golf. The NB3FIT Golf Team was established in 2021 […]

NB3 Foundation releases ‘Keeping Track’: A toolkit for Indigenous Youth Program Evaluation 

The Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation is excited to announce the release of Keeping Track: A Toolkit for Indigenous Youth Program Evaluation.  The youth program focused toolkit is aimed at providing resources and information that will assist anyone involved in a youth project, program or serving at a youth-centered organization create an evaluation approach that […]

Evaluation kicks off spring with refreshed knowledge kits

The Evaluation and Research Department were onsite to kick off the NB3FIT youth programs to gather data from participants.The two methods implemented include, the Rez Dog likert scale and Knowledge Kits (surveys). Both methods included questions which were developed using the NB3 Foundation’s four core areas of physical activity, healthy nutrition, youth development and cultural […]

Spring is here and youth programming is back!

After a much needed rest, our NB3FIT programs are back in full swing. New this spring is the addition of our track program. We’ve had cross country in the fall, but this year NB3FIT decided to continue the running into the spring with a new track team. The track team is open to youth from […]

Staff go head-to-head in cook off activity 

Each month the organization’s “Wellness Committee” organizes an activity for the staff of the NB3 Foundation. The activities vary from physical challenges like completing 100 miles of running and walking in a month to much more mellow mindfulness activities such as journaling. Since March was National Nutrition Month, the committee decided to host an Iron […]

NB3 Foundation receives $6 million donation from MacKenzie Scott

Today the Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation announced a donation it received from writer and philanthropist  MacKenzie Scott. This $6 million gift enables the organization to continue advancing its mission of ensuring Native children achieve their full potential by advancing cultures of Native American community health. “The NB3 Foundation is exceptionally grateful for this gift […]