WHAT ARE REZ ROBICS? THEY'RE FREE TO NATIVES!
Submitted by Little Wolf Melody
DreamCatchers has joined forces with Navajo Health Promotions, a division of the Indian Health Service on the Navajo Nation, to produce a health and fitness 2 video set; REZ ROBICS and REZ ROBICS FOR COUCH POTATO SKINS.
The project is inspired by the fact that Diabetes has become one of the most serious threats to the health of Indian people both on the reservations and in urban settings.A major contributing factor to the scourge of Diabetes in Indian communities is the legacy of U.S. Government commodities.
At the turn of the last century, when Indian people were forced onto reservations and forbidden to hunt or fish, the government promised to provide whatever food would be needed. They did so with commodities; primarily white flour, white sugar and lard. A high sugar, high carbohydrate, high fat diet for the last 100 years has caused rampant type two diabetes.