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Nedallas Hammill, 9, and Destiny Hammill, 7, demonstrate the hoop dance while Palmer Lomakema (center rear) and their father, Brian Hammill, provide backup drumming at the Tonto Apache health fair Saturday.

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“Even these children are educators,” said Cassandra Stouder, diabetes coordinator for the Tonto Apache Tribe. Tashina Smith couldn’t a agree more.


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