News – UNITY, Inc.

Wellness Warriors to Launch Phase II of App at the National AISES Conference

Check out Wellness Warrior Dyami Thomas’ latest video explaining the updates to the UNITY’s Wellness Warriors mobile app. The Wellness Warriors team will be announcing these updates at the National AISES Conference in Denver, Colorado this week!

What’s New? Following native youth feedback, we have incorporated a pedometer with GPS to help track your Fitness 40 activities. Read More

The Power of UNITY’s Network: Alumni reconnects at Santo Domingo Pueblo 

Santo Domingo, NM – The Santo Domingo Pueblo Education Department welcomed UNITY staff member Jared Massey for a weekend of service, culture, food, and fellowship. UNITY, Inc. has an established relationship with tribes across the Southwest, with the Santo Domingo Pueblo being one of many. 
On June 16, 2009, Kewa Teens Reaching Unity Through Harmony (T.R.U.T.H) Council was founded by Governor Everett F. Chavez, Lt. Governor Paul Rosetta, and the Santo Domingo Tribal Council for the benefit of the tribe’s youth. Kewa T.R.U.T.H consists of Santo Domingo Pueblo youth between the ages of 15-24. The majority of the involved students attend Santa Fe Indian School and Bernallio High School.

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UNITY Earth Ambassador Spotlight: Attaquin Weeden

This week’s Earth Ambassador spotlight features Attaquin Weeden, a proud member of the Narragansett tribe of Rhode Island and the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe of Massachusetts.

Attaquin grew up in a small town in Rhode Island called Green Hill and now lives in Mashpee, on Cape Cod. His people call themselves the People of the First Light and were among the first to meet the English colonists when they immigrated to America in the 1600’s. He has an older sister and a younger sister and enjoys spending time with his family. Read More

Look for UNITY at Upcoming National Events

UNITY representatives will be participating in a number of upcoming events in September and October. If you are attending any of the following conferences, keep an eye out for the UNITY booth, workshops, and presentations. We look forward to meeting new people, as well as reconnecting with Alumni to share current information about the organization. Read More

Indigenous H.E.R.O Project: National UNITY Council Initiative | UPDATE: Resolution Now Available for Download

Outgoing Executive Committee challenged UNITY Youth Councils to create community projects focused on Bullying Awareness at the 2017 National Conference. The National UNITY Council adopted the HERO Initiative and Resolution at their Annual Business Meeting this summer in Denver, Colorado. Read More

UNITY “Rapid Fire” with American Indian Chamber

In August, UNITY youth participated in the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Arizona’s Networking Luncheon at the Lehi Branch of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale.  UNITY Executive Director, Mary Kim Titla, was accompanied by local UNITY youth Zanetta Cayou, Jay Massey-Heyl, and Audri Mitchell as guest presenters during the “Rapid Fire” Presentations. The youth shared how their involvement with UNITY has helped develop their skills in the areas of public speaking, networking, project planning and career development. Read More

View News Update Videos from UNITY’s 2017 National Conference.

The July, 2017 Conference drew the largest number of attendees in UNITY’s 41 year history. Take a look back by viewing video news updates that feature notable conference events. The video shown below is from Day 4, and the links that follow are from other days’ news.

UNITY News Day 2  |  UNITY News Day 3  |  UNITY News Day 5

Wellness Warriors Spotlight: Interview with Indigikitchen

Interview with Mariah Gladstone (Blackfeet), Founder of Indigikitchen

What is Indigikitchen?
Indigikitchen, a portmanteau of Indigenous, digital, and kitchen, is an online cooking show dedicated to re-indigenizing our diets using digital media. Using foods native to their Americas, Indigikitchen gives viewers the important tools they need to find and prepare food on their own reservations. Beyond that, it strengthens the ties to our cultures and reminds us of the inherent worth of our identities white fueling our physical bodies.
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UNITY Earth Ambassador Profile: Tatiana Ticknor

Make sure to read the UNITY news E-blasts in the coming weeks as we will be sharing spotlight profiles on our current class of UNITY Earth Ambassadors. This week’s Earth Ambassador spotlight features Tatiana Ticknor (Dena’ina/Tlingit), who calls Anchorage Alaska home. She is 18 years old and graduated with honors from East Anchorage High School in Anchorage, Alaska last May. Read More

A Wellness Diary Right In Your Pocket

The Wellness Tracker on the UNITY Wellness Warrior’s Free smart phone mobile app lets you monitor your spiritual, mental, physical, and social development through daily entries. By logging how you’re feeling each day, native youth can identify which areas to focus on to achieve a balanced lifestyle. Our traditional teaching emphasizes the importance of being well rounded. Read More