Wellness Walk Draws Crowd

June 19, 2014
Posted by AAIP News on 06/19/2014

Community Spirit Displayed

In the spirit of ëCommunity Partnershipsî, the KickapooTribe in Kansas has erected this sign on US Highway 75, just to the south of K-20. Visible to northbound travelers, the sign is a symbol of the partnership goals to have the Kickapoo Tribe and communities of Northeast Kansas work together and help each other for the betterment of both.


Wellness Walk draws crowd

The treaty day wellness walk was sponsored by the Kickapoo Diabetes Coalition, Kickapoo Tribal Council, Kickapoo Nation Health Center and the Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP). The walk was coordinated by Assistants Kathy Wewenis, Sharon Doxpator and Janis Simon, AAIP Coordinator.

Total walk participant count was 133. In addition to the tribal employees and community members Horton Mayor Tim Lentz joined Kickapoo Chairman Steve Cadue on the wellness walk. Programs that helped assist were: Kickapoo Fire Department, Kickapoo Road & Bridge, Golden Eagle Casino, Kickapoo Nation Health Center and two of the clinic providers: Dr. Brown and Dr. DeRoin who was on hand to speak with event attendees. Kickapoo Nation School brought 20 students and 6 staff members to participate. Golden Eagle Casino employees were there for the walk and it was also attended by the General Manager Robert Nanomantube. Kickapoo Diabetes Coalition also gave out National Diabetes Education Program materials and ball caps from the American Diabetes Association.