News – UNITY, Inc.

Wellness Warriors Offers Free Training and Pool Party

Wellness Warriors Training and Pool Party FlyerUNITY’s Wellness Warriors program will host a health and wellness training, and an app launch of the new Wellness Warriors Mobile App. The training and pool party will take place at Fort McDowell’s We Ko Pa Resort, on June 12, 2017. This hands on training will gather Native Youth input and ideas for our new Wellness Warriors app. The training will take place from 10 am to 5 pm, followed by a pool party till sun down. Food and entertainment will be provided. We are only accepting the first 100 participants. Those who want to attend may register online HERE.

For more information, download a PDF version of the Wellness Warriors Pilot Training Flyer. If you have questions, please send an email to [email protected], or call the UNITY office at (480) 718-9793.

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Invitation to Participate in Free Today’s Native Leaders Webinar

Please join UNITY alumni presenters Leslie Locklear, Lumbee, and Jared Massey, White Mountain Apache, for a webinar on Tuesday, June 6 at 6 PM ET entitled “Learn How to Shine in Front of an Audience!” Youth leaders will learn how to prepare a top-notch presentation with some simple tips from two young experts who have shared dozens of presentations.

Youth are often times called upon to speak in front of an audience to share a message or speak about a community project. This webinar will help you hone your skills so you can effectively communicate your talking points.

Learning Objectives:
1. Public Speaking 101: Quick Dos and Don’ts
2. Learn simple tips on how to organize your message.
3. Learn how to build a top notch Powerpoint.

Please register HERE to participate in this important learning opportunity.

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National UNITY Council Election Petitions Now Available

Election Petiton

2017 – 2018 National UNITY Council Area Representative & Co­-President Election Petitions are now  available online.

Each year, during the National UNITY Conference, the National UNITY Council business meeting takes place. It is here that voting members (one male and one female rep from an affiliated youth council and affiliated Individual members of UNITY) elect to the Executive Committee, two Co- Presidents and ten Area Representatives to represent ten geographically defined areas of the UNITY Network.

National UNITY Council – Regional REP, CLICK HERE.

National UNITY Council – Co­-President, CLICK HERE.

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It’s Time to Nominate!

Honor a deserving individual (including yourself!) by nominating them for one of the following awards: JR Cook Youth Council Advisor of the Year, Eddie Wadda Alumni of the Year or the Gold Cook $1,000 Scholarship. The awards will be presented at the 2017 National UNITY Conference Banquet on Sunday, July 9, in Denver, Colorado.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, June 2, 2017. 

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Workshops Announced for 2017 National UNITY Conference

Among the many exciting events and programs taking place at this year’s national conference are the workshops being presented on Sunday, July 9. Attendees will have more than 40 different workshops to choose from.

Topics for the workshops are included in one of four sections; Career, Culture, Environment and Health.  In the Career section, youth Peer Leader and UNITY  25 Under 25 past recipient Claullen Tillman (Eastern Shoshone) will do a presentation on customer service and how to apply these skills in the hospitality and gaming industries, now located on or near many reservations across the country.

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UNITY’s Wellness Warriors Participate in Healthy Kids! Healthy Futures! Conference

UNITY’s Wellness Warriors team had the opportunity to attend the “Healthy Kids! Healthy Futures!” conference, hosted by the Notah Begay III Foundation, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Following the NB3Foundation mission statement, to reduce Native American childhood obesity and type-2 diabetes, the conference touched on many more issues regarding the health and wellness in Indian country with the intent to share solutions among health providers. 

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My Brothers Keeper Alliance Youth Summit

UNITY Alumni and the UNITY Wellness Warrior team attended the “Empowering & Equipping Tomorrow’s Native Leaders” My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Youth Summit on April 27; hosted collectively by MBK Alliance, MBK Albuquerque, and the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow, brought together 100 Native young men to be change makers in their home communities.

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Native youth participate in Invisible No More

  Native American youth took center stage on May 6 in Los Angeles at the Invisible No More: Native Movement Building Summit & Celebration event sponsored by Native Americans in Philanthropy. The event, held at the Underground Museum, encouraged deep dialogues about social justice and racial healing issues, which included youth advocacy. A panel discussion entitled “Building Bridges & Dismantling Pipelines” Wisdom from Our Youth” included Ali Moran, Cheyenne River Lakota, with the Native Youth Leadership Alliance, Lacey Jackson, Hoopa, with the True North Organizing Network, Abraham Medina with Santa Ana Boys and Men of Color, and Alonzo Hunt with Black Lives Matter.
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UNITY Drum Makes Appearance at Wyandotte Powwow

The UNITY Drum, made up primarily of UNITY alumni singers, recently made its first appearance outside of the National UNITY Conference at a powwow in Wyandotte, Oklahoma. The Wynadotte nation recently held a pow wow to honor its pre-school children. Michael Killer, UNITY alumnus, served as the Head Singer.

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TNL Boston Provides Leadership Training for more than 60 Youth

The last in the series of UNITYs Today’s Native Leaders training sessions took place on Friday through Sunday, April 7 – 9, in Danvers, Massachusetts, approximately 25 miles north of Boston.

More than 60 youth from the Northeast region of the country and a group from Wisconsin gathered for an inspiring weekend of work dedicated to the betterment of their communities.

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