"Exercising Safe Sweats"

May 13, 2020
Posted by Margaret Knight on 05/13/2020

The COVID -19 pandemic has created strain on Native communities and poses an obstacle to practicing our traditions and ways. We at the Northwest Native American Center of Excellence have partnered up with the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, We Are Native, and We Are Healers to create a positive video PSA called “Exercising Safe Sweats”,  highlighting resilience as well as the need to adapt and practice our ways at home. You have been chosen because your values and social media voice aligns with our message of protection and healing. Please help us amplify our message by sharing the video found on our Facebook page (

Northwest Native American Center of Excellence. – Join the movement by #ExercisingSafeSweats. COVID-19 poses a unique threat to our communities, out cultures, and our traditions.  ASK your Elders to share WISDOM on how to ADAPT your ceremonies to practice your ways AT HOME, PROTECT the ones you LOVE.  PRACTICE your ways AT HOM.  TOGETHER… WE WILL…GROW STRONGER.

In partnership with WE R Native, We Are Healers, and Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board.

Music:  “The O.G.” by a Tribe Called Red Permissions granted courtesy of A Tribe Called Red

Directed, filmed & edited by Robert A. Cuadra (, Produced by Erik Brodt, MD

Special thanks to Thompson Brothers Lax.  Footage Permission granted courtesy of Thompson Brothers Lacrosse, Gayle Kelley of One Bowl Productions, and Lukas Korver (