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The qhest life is the best life, because it’s life based on our long-held traditions of health and wellness.

What We Eat

Our health has always been tied to how we fuel our bodies. Whole, non-processed foods are the basis of a healthy diet. Along with fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins, incorporating foods from our own cultural heritage honors our bodies and who we are. These include traditional foods like camas, huckleberries, water potatoes and lean meats like trout, salmon, deer, elk and moose.

Things you can do right now:
  • Things you can do right now:
  • Look for qhest Life foods/beverages at local stores.
  • Share a meal or plan a time to gather food with family and/or friends
  • Drink more water
  • Visit the Seasonal Farmers Market
  • Post your activity on the qhest life Facebook page

What We Do

Activity and movement are natural parts of our everyday lives. Hunting, gathering, and migration were daily physical activities for our ancestors. Today, we can echo their movements by getting 30 minutes of daily physical activity through:

  • Walking
  • Running
  • Swimming
  • Gym workouts
  • Traditional games and activities

Things you can do right now:

  • Post your activity on the qhest life Facebook page
  • Go for a walk/hike today
  • Do Pow Wow Sweat workout video
  • Plan a hunting/fishing trip

What We Honor

By tapping into who we are as a people in the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, we can fuel the success of future generations. These values and activities include:

  • Respect/honor of elders
  • Preservation of our language
  • Education and empowerment of our youth
  • Traditional community activities such as gardening, ceremonials, story telling, and more
Things you can do right now:
  • Post your activity on the qhest life Facebook page
  • Attend a Coeur d’Alene language class
  • Visit an elder
  • Volunteer in your community

Contact Us!!!

If you would like to know more information about the Qhestlife program you can call 208-686-9355 and ask for one of our team members.

Lovina Louie - Coordinator

Ken Hoyt - Traditional Foods

Peter Mahoney - Physical Activities

Becky Walrod - Gardening

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