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2018 UNITY 25 Under 25 Applications Opens December 1

Mark your calendars! UNITY will begin accepting applications on December 1, 2017, for its 3rd class of “25 Under 25 Native Youth Leadership Awards,” a youth leadership recognition program. The awards program is designed to celebrate the achievements of Native American and Alaskan Native youth ages 14 to 24 who embody UNITY’s core mission and exude living a balanced life developing their spiritual, mental, physical and social well-being. Read More

UNITY Training offered to Tulalip Youth Council

About 14 youth leaders from the Tulalip Tribes recently participated in a UNITY training in Tulalip, Washington. The training, to develop a youth council constitution and bylaws, took place after the newly elected officers of the Tulalip Sr. and Jr. Youth Councils were sworn in before the Tulalip Tribal Council. The Tulalip Youth Council spent an entire day doing team-building exercises and drafting an entire constitution and bylaws. The training was conducted by UNITY Wellness Warrior’s Program Coordinator Josh Tso, Navajo, UNITY’s Executive Director Mary Kim Titla, San Carlos Apache, and Hamilton Seymour, Nooksack/Stz’uminus First Nation, who served as a peer leader. Read More

CYBER MONDAY SPECIAL! Get your limited edition UNITY Pendleton blanket!

On Monday, November 27, also known as “Cyber Monday”, make a minimum $175 monetary donation to UNITY, and we will send you our exclusive limited edition UNITY Pendleton blanket as a thank you! Read More

Healthy Native Youth Webinar

This webinar will explore trends in health information-seeking by AI/AN teens and young adults, and will introduce viewers to HealthyNativeYouth.org, a one-stop-shop for health advocates who want to expand learning opportunities for Native youth. Guest speakers will share tips for navigating the Healthy Native Youth website, highlight a few of the health curricula available on the site, and will encourage viewers to engage youth in their own health and wellbeing.
WHEN: Thursday, November 16th from 10-11am PST

Win FREE Registrations to UNITY Midyear and National Conferences!

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UNITY’s 5 + 5 + 5 Contest!

Have you or your youth council worked on a community service project you wish you could share with other Native youth? Or do you have an upcoming youth project that is newsworthy? Now’s your chance! Read More

Wellness Warrior Posters Now Available!

UNITY Wellness Warriors are proud to reveal our first series of posters featuring native youth across the country who embody cultural wellness in their everyday lives. These powerful images help reshape the way modern media views native youth leaders in contemporary settings.  The poster series will showcase how native youth utilize their cultural teachings to help them succeed in all aspects of their lives; whether it be on the basketball court, in ceremonial dances, or even law school or starting their own business. A Wellness Warrior is someone who actively practices a holistic approach to living a healthy balanced life.  Every 6 months UNITY will choose 4-6 youth who embody these traditional values and release the new series of posters at the Midyear and National Conferences. Read More

Midyear Conference Blanket Making Service Project

This year at the 2018 Midyear Conference, UNITY will be conducting a Youth & Elder Community Service Project! As affiliates of the UNITY Network, youth councils are expected to conduct activities in community service, cultural heritage, environment, and healthy lifestyles. What better way to encourage service to others than participating in a Blanket Making Service Project with 500+ native youth leaders from across the country?!  Read More

UNITY Alumni Spotlight: Jacqui Lambert (Inupiaq)

Uvaŋa Igḷuġuq. Iñupiaŋuruŋa. Qikiqtaġruŋmiuŋugalaaqtuŋa kaŋiqaqtuŋa katyaaġmiuninlu nuurviŋmiuninlu.

My name is Jacqui Lambert. I am Inupiaq. I am from Kotzebue with roots in Kiana and Noorvik, the Northwest Arctic region of Alaska.
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UNITY’s Welcomes Newest Youth Council

UNITY welcomes the newly formed San Diego Inter-tribal Youth Council! They became a UNITY affiliate in September 2017. The group is sponsored by the San Diego American Indian Health Center. Youth members and advisors are pretty pumped about the 2018 National #UNITY Conference to be held in San Diego next July. Read More

Co-Presidents Promote UNITY at National Conventions

National UNITY Council Co-Presidents, Hamilton Seymour and Sophie Tiger, address tribal leadership at the annual National Congress of American Indians convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The Co-Presidents of the National UNITY Council, Sophie Tiger, Comanche/Standing Rock Sioux, and Hamilton Seymour, Nooksack and Stz’uminus First Nation, addressed tribal leaders during a general assembly at the National Congress of American Indians convention held recently in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They explained UNITY’s mission and promoted UNITY’s year-round youth programs including the Earth Ambassadors, 25 Under 25, the Wellness Warriors and upcoming conferences. Seymour also thanked NCAI President Brian Cladoosby for his leadership and support of Native youth over the last two years. Cladoosby, Chairman of the Swinomish Tribe, ended his second term as NCAI President at the convention. Read More