News – UNITY, Inc.

Call for Workshop Submissions

Are you interested in conducting a workshop at the 2017 National UNITY Conference?

The 2017 National UNITY Conference is set to take place July 6 – 10, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. UNITY will draw more than 1,800 participants from across the country, representing tribal and urban communities. UNITY serves Native American and Alaska Native youth ages 14-24 years old. Your workshop content should be appealing and directed to youth in this age range.

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Request For Proposals: Wellness Warriors Smart Phone Mobile Application

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
The UNITY Wellness Warriors project is seeking proposals from experienced and qualified firms or individuals to assist with the creation of a mobile phone application(s) which will be compatible with iPhone and Android phones.

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UNITY Launches Wellness Warriors Program at 2017 Midyear Conference

Creating Balance Through Traditional Wellness

Wellness Warriors IntroducedThis new program promotes healthy lifestyle choices and an emphasis on cultural wellness and healing. With these principles, Wellness Warriors is designed to empower Native Youth to transform their communities through unique service projects. During the launch, we unveiled the new Wellness Warriors logo, featured guest speaker, Pearl Yellowman, gave an empowering message on wellness through traditional and modern teachings. To kick off our Wellness Warriors social media pages, conference attendees snapped and tagged photos to help promote our online presence.

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Midyear Conference Breaks Attendance Record

The United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY) is celebrating a successful Midyear Conference gathering of more than 400 participants, making it its largest midyear event to date.

Assembled around the theme Creating Balance Through Traditional Wellness, attendees participated in four days of speakers and activities which offered insight and ideas for living balanced, healthy lives while embracing tradition.

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FREE Youth Leadership Webinar Happening Today!

How To Get Media Attention for Your Youth Who Are Making a Difference

Date:  February 28, 2017
Time: 5:00- 6:00 p.m. ET
Description: This webinar focuses on how you can get the attention of news agencies in your area. Participants will learn how to write an effective news release and prepare youth for media interviews. Presenters also will discuss various techniques for garnering the media’s attention for the positive things youth are doing.

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UNITY Earth Ambassadors Program Now Accepting Applications

UNITY has announced that the application process is now open for the 2017 class of its Earth Ambassadors Leadership Program. The environmental stewardship program (which was started in the 1990’s) was re-established in 2015 with the support of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.

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SURVEY: Establishing a National Youth Leadership Center

UNITY is exploring the possibilities of establishing a National Youth Leadership Center. As a step in the process, we’re requesting input from those within the UNITY Family that will help guide our efforts moving forward. Please take a few minutes to add your thoughts by completing the online survey that is available HERE. Thank You!

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UNITY Midyear Highlights New Events

This year’s United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY) midyear conference is being assembled around the theme Creating Balance Through Traditional Wellness, conceived and developed by UNITY’s Executive Committee during their recent retreat.

Speakers and activities during Midyear will offer insight and ideas for living balanced, healthy lives while embracing tradition. We are excited to announce new additions to the conference experience this year; Speed Workshops, an in-depth tour of the campus of Arizona State University (ASU), and the UNITY Fire.

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Journey to Midyear – LIVE Q&A Session

UNITY MY 17

Join us for LIVE Q&A Sessions on UNITY’s Facebook Page taking place at 3:00 PM MST on:
Wednesday, January 18
Wednesday, January 25
Wednesday, February 1
Wednesday, February 8

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TNL goes to Palm Springs with surprise Special Guest

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December was a great month for the Today’s Native Leaders team as they traveled to Palm Springs, CA for a TNL training session. More than a hundred Native youth from communities in California, Oklahoma and Arizona to as far away as Arlee, Montana, Presque Isle, Maine, the Tlingit communities of southeast Alaska, and the village of Nuiqsut on the North Slope of Alaska worked diligently on service projects they planned during the course of the weekend.

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