Today’s Native Leaders – UNITY, Inc.

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

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Free Webinar

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.

Register: Register and learn more about this free webinar.

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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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Embracing Youth Activism

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Free TNL Webinar on Thursday, December 15:

Date and Time:
Thursday, December 15, 2016
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PST  |  3:00 PM – 4:00 PM MST
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CST  |  5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST

Training Summary:
Youth activism is on the rise nationwide. Countless numbers of American Indian youth are involved in social justice work and grassroots efforts. This webinar will allow participants to hear from youth activists about how and why they became involved in various movements such as climate change and protecting sacred sites.

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Today’s Native Leaders goes to Homer, Alaska

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The Kenai Peninsula in south central Alaska is home to more than 20 tribal communities. Through the school system, each village has a regional youth council where members are provided opportunities to develop leadership skills essential for academic and career success. They learn to weave their leadership expertise into both their traditional and contemporary teachings.

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TNL Palm Springs: Now Accepting Applications

TNL Flyer_Palm SpringsTNL leadership training for Native youth is headed to Palm Springs, California! This FREE training will take place December 2-4, 2016 (Friday-Sunday) at the Double Tree Hilton Palm Springs.

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UNITY Presents TNL Workshop at NIEA Convention

unity-2016-niea-booth-photoThe National Indian Education Association (NIEA) held their 47th Annual Convention and Trade Show October 5-8, 2016 in Reno, Nevada. The four-day convention included over 100 workshops, research presentations, poster sessions, keynote addresses, cultural sharing, and exhibitors from across the country. The 2016 NIEA Convention theme: “Building Education Nations by Engaging Families, Educators, and Leaders” brought together educators, students, and advocates to share teaching strategies and to seek solutions for challenges faced by Native students.

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Free Leadership Training for Native Youth Offered in Anchorage, Alaska

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Mesa, Arizona—Motivational trainer Robert Johnston, Choctaw, recording artist and speaker Marcus Guinn, Osage and Potawatomi, and peer trainer Leslie Locklear, Lumbee, are teaming up to offer free leadership training for up to 80 American Indian and Alaska Native youth from September 30 to October 2 in Anchorage, Alaska.  United National Indian Tribal Youth, also known as UNITY, in partnership with the Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is hosting the “Today’s Native Leaders” (TNL) youth leadership event at the Anchorage Sheraton Hotel and Spa. There is no registration fee.

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