Indigi-Wellness Champion Campaign

Online Campaign from September 10 to 30, 2019

NCUIH Native Youth Social Media Toolkit

Indigi-Wellness Prize Bundles


Campaign Overview

The NCUIH Youth Council is proud to launch the inaugural NCUIH Youth Council Indigi-Wellness Champion Campaign! The Indigi-Wellness Champion Campaign is a social media campaign consisting of two themes braided together by Native Youth for Native Youth to express health and wellness both #CultureIsPrevention and #ThisIsNative have been designed to create a community-wide movement to further develop the expression of resiliency and wellness by Native Youth
and improve overall health for the next seven generations!

NCUIH’s Youth Council Indigi-Wellness Champion Campaign is launching the week of American Indian/Alaska Native Hope for Life Day. The 20-day social media campaign will officially launch on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 and will run through Friday, September 30, 2019. Join the conversation and become an Indigi-Wellness Champion by bringing awareness to take specific steps to change the conversation around suicide, initiate action for awareness around health and Indigi-Wellness, foster hope in the effort to reduce or eliminate suicide in their community, and promote Native Youth mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness.

How to Participate: Use the campaign hashtags on your Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram during the campaign week.

What is an Indigi-Wellness Champion?

indigenous identity

A person who embraces their “Indigeneity” through...

  1. Inspiring Native Youth to choose healthy solutions
  2. Investing in positive change for mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health; and
  3. Promoting resilience and wellness to empower future generations



1st Place - Smartwatch Bundle
2nd Place - Smart Water Bottle Bundle

3rd Place - Indigenous Gear Bundle


The top three social media posts will be showcased during NCUIH’s Annual Leadership Conference (Spring 2020).

Participation Guidelines

  1. Create a post and share photos of life, family, friends, hobbies as examples of ways you keep your Indigenous identity strong and what have you been doing to promote health and wellness in your community over the past 4 years.
  2. Answer one of the 2 questions in your post: “What does it mean to be an Indigi-Wellness Champion?” or “How do you stay resilient in your community”?
  3. Share on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram. Make sure that your social media post settings are public for NCUIH’s office to view your submission.
    • *Always get parental permission before posting any content online (if under 18 years old)
    • Include the Youth Council Campaign  hashtags #ThisIsNative #CultureIsPrevention #NCUIH #NCUIHYC18
    • Create your post by using the YC’s two braided images! Here is a how-to video and PPT on creating a post: how-to tutorial video link and how-to tutorial PPT
  4. Submit your post at before 11:59 PM September 30, 2019.

How will Social Media Campaign winners be selected?

Judging will be based on:

Braided Images

This Is Native

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Culture Is Prevention

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Two Braids




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Become a Sponsor or Donate Prizes

To support our efforts, please  reach out to out to NCUIH’s Senior Manager for Communications and Events Meredith Raimondi at or our Public Health Associate Sebouh Kouyoumjian at

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