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Before the 1960s almost everything about living openly as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) person was illegal. New York City laws against homosexual activities were particularly harsh. The Stonewall Uprising on June 28, 1969 is a milestone in the quest for LGBT civil rights and provided momentum for a movement.
Vine Creek Ranch at Death Valley National Park. Steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.
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BIE Director Keith Moore, Chicago Bears' Levi Horn and Nike N7 to Announce President's Active Lifestyle Award Challenge Winning School
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Director Keith Moore will visit Flagstaff, Arizona on Tuesday to announce the winner of the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA). Levi Horn of the Chicago Bears, who is representing Nike N7, the company's commitment to bring access to sport to Native American and Aboriginal communities, will join Director Moore in presenting the award to the Kinlani Bordertown Dormitory. PALA is a six week physical fitness challenge managed by the President's Council on Physical Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition.
“This event commemorates the positive and inspirational efforts of our children to begin to address the many health concerns that currently face Indian Country,” said Director of the BIE Keith Moore. “Sticking to anything for six weeks is hard, but to have virtually an entire dormitory and staff succeed at this challenge is quite remarkable and really speaks to the character of the Kinlani Dorm.”
The PALA Challenge ran from February 9 through April 29, 2011. To successfully complete the challenge, children under the age of 18 had to complete 60 minutes of physical activity five days a week for six weeks, and adults had to complete 30 minutes of physical activity for the same duration. For more information see http://www.presidentschallenge.org.
Keith Moore, Director of the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), U.S. Department of the Interior. Levi Horn, Chicago Bears football player, member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and representative of Nike N7, the company's comprehensive program and commitment to bring access to sport and all of its benefits to members of Native American and Aboriginal communities with a focus on youth.
Award presentation and ceremony to the BIE School PALA Challenge Winner Kinlani Bordertown Dormitory.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 3 - 5 p.m. (MST)
Thorpe Park (next to the Kinlani Bordertown Dormitory)