Good deeds do not go unnoticed, just ask the 2011 Oneida Indian Nation Wellness Champions, honored this past week during a dinner at the Ray Elm Children and Elders Center.
The seventh annual event honors people in the Oneida Nation and local communities who make a positive difference for themselves and others by maintaining healthy lifestyles. Award winners serve as positive role models and encourage others to improve or maintain their health.
Youth: Austin Thomas (Wolf Clan)
Adult: Alana Wheeler
Elder: Brenda Bush (Turtle Clan)
Family: Luanne Pierce (Turtle Clan) and daughter Tina Walker and family
Employee: Jeanne Dee Northington (Wolf Clan)
Team, Club or Organization: The Long Shots Softball Team
Community Partner: Turning Stone Security
The event, sponsored by Oneida Indian Nation Government Program and Services, was open to all Nation Members, Health Center clients, family of award winners, and guests
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