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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

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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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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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


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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A special offer for our UNITY Alumni! Donate $200 or more to UNITY, Inc. from December 15, 2016 – January 15, 2017 and receive a UNITY Commemorative Pendleton Blanket as a gift!

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UNITY participates in Phoenix APS Electric Light Parade


As many as 25 Native youth joined UNITY as participants on December 3 in the annual Arizona Public Service Electric Light Parade in Phoenix. This marks the second year UNITY has entered the Light Parade watched by 100,000 spectators who line the route. The parade theme this year was “1986-2016 A Phoenix Family Tradition.” Native youth participants showed their pride by wearing their traditional regalia and sharing powwow and hoop dancing throughout the parade.

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