- Published on Thursday, 02 July 2015 00:57
Participants for Native American Youth Survey Sought
UNITY has served the nation’s Native youth for 39 years and looks forward to continuing its important work for many years to come. UNITY’s ability to deliver quality projects and programs to the coming generations of Native leaders depends in part on our understanding of the needs of the community of youth that we serve. Additionally, there is a large and growing interest among members of the general public about the nation’s Native population and their experiences in today’s rapidly changing society.
Therefore; to learn more about today’s Native youth and their interests, concerns and future outlook, UNITY has teamed with The Huffington Post for the purposes of surveying young Natives between the ages of 18 and 24. This population has a unique perspective and valuable information to share with their UNITY family and the public at large.
- Published on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 23:12
From the UNITY, Inc Events Team:
On-line registration for the 2015 National UNITY Conference is now closed. We are excited to share that the event is at full capacity. We are working through logistics to possibly accommodate more attendees, however there is no guarantee.
- Published on Sunday, 28 June 2015 14:59
UNITY congratulates and introduces the first thirteen members of our re-established UNITY Earth Ambassadors Leadership Program. The environmental stewardship program, which began in the 1990’s, made its return this year with funding assistance from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community!
Introducing the First 13 Members of the 2015 Class of UNITY Earth Ambassadors:
Henry Birk Albert, 16, Koyukon Athabaskan
Koyukon Athabascan of The Tribe of Ruby, AK
I am Birk Albert, age 16, Koyukon Athabascan and an enrolled member of The Native Village of Ruby. I was raised in roadless Alaska by the Yukon River in a small village of 170 residents. My family lives a subsistence life in a log house heated only with wood heat and no plumbing. My dad is one of the last traditional snowshoe builders. I attended a school with about 40 students in K to 12. I enjoy creative writing (GenIzine.blogspot.com) and studying history as well as outdoor activities in the Adirondack woods.
I learned never to give up from my dad and his family and my mother taught me empathy and the value of impacting the lives of others. My future will always have me giving back to Alaska and my Native community. I want to be a good ancestor. I am humbled to be chosen as an Earth Ambassador as well as
invited to the first White House Tribal Youth Gathering. I may now be raised by more than one village, but I have UNITY to thank for introducing me to other Tribal Youth peers across America.
- Published on Sunday, 28 June 2015 15:51
Audition Call: No Previous Acting Experience Required!
Attention Native Youth:
Do you have any experience doing plays or theater in your school? Have you ever thought of auditioning for a play? During the upcoming UNITY Conference in Washington DC, you will have the opportunity to audition for My Father's Bones, a short play by award winning playwrights Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne and Hodulgee Muscogee) and Mary Kathryn Nagle (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma). My Father's Bones recounts the struggle of Jack, Bill and Richard Thorpe to recover the remains of their father — the unmatched Olympian Jim Thorpe — so that he can buried with their relatives in Sac and Fox Nation land. You can read about and watch a reading of the play HERE. You can follow the campaign on Facebook and Twitter at #BringJimThorpeHome.
- Published on Sunday, 28 June 2015 15:12
The 2015 National UNITY Conference final agenda is now available for viewing and downloading.