The purpose of this project is to engage Cherokee Nation citizens across the reservation in activities that promote learning opportunities that center Cherokee traditional practices such as Cherokee lifeways, culture, language, history as key protective factors to improving health and wellness. This approach, over time, can reduce risk factors for chronic disease. The long-term goals are to increase social and cultural connectedness via the promotion of tribal programs and services that utilize Cherokee traditional practices to reduce morbidity/mortality due to diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer, and increase mental and emotional wellbeing. The selected strategies and activities will aim to connect Cherokee youth to intergenerational learning opportunities that promote leadership and cultural identity, increase access to opportunities for community members to learn about traditional food practices that utilize gathering, cooking and preserving Cherokee foods and increase access to physical activity opportunities that engage youth and community members in both Cherokee traditional games and contemporary physical activities such as walking and running. The proposed strategies and activities will expand and enhance existing tribal cross-collaborations and public health efforts that support healthier tribal citizens and communities.