Wellness Warriors – UNITY, Inc.

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

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

UNITY Wellness Warriors at Phoenix Indian Center’s GONA

UNITY’s Wellness Warriors Manager, LorenAshley Buford, was one of four facilitators at the Phoenix Indian Center’s GONA (Gathering of Native Americans) community event on September 9, 2017. GONA is a culture-based planning process where community members gather to address community-identified issues. It uses an interactive approach that empowers and supports tribes and Native youth.

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Wellness Warriors Interview with 4 Directions Media

UNITY’s Wellness Warriors has partnered with 4 Directions Media to develop their new mobile app. Here is a behind the scenes look at the company that worked with the UNITY team to take Native youth’s ideas of wellness and incorporate it into a mobile app.

Interview with 4 Directions Media founder, Wyatt Redshield Gilmore (Navajo, British-American)

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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

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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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

UNITY Requests Proposals for Wellness Warriors Program Evaluation

UNITY, Inc. is requesting proposals from experienced and qualified firms or individuals for a two-phase evaluation of its Wellness Warriors project.

Those interested may download a copy of the RFP HERE.

Cultural-based Wellness App to Launch at National Native Youth Conference

United National Indian Tribal Youth to unveil
“Wellness Warriors” to more than 1,800 attendees

Wellness Warriors App Graphic

Denver, Colorado – July 5, 2017 – Imagine downloading an app designed to help you track wellness from a cultural perspective – fitness through cultural dance, healthy eating with traditional Native foods, and more. This week more than 1,800 Native American youth and advisors from throughout the U.S. will do just that at the National UNITY Conference taking place at the Colorado Convention Center from July 6 – 10. The UNITY Wellness Warrior app is made possible through a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The app, developed with input from Native youth, is free and will be available via the App Store and Play Store beginning on July 6. Read More

Wellness Warriors Offers Free Training and Pool Party

Wellness Warriors Training and Pool Party FlyerUNITY’s Wellness Warriors program will host a health and wellness training, and an app launch of the new Wellness Warriors Mobile App. The training and pool party will take place at Fort McDowell’s We Ko Pa Resort, on June 12, 2017. This hands on training will gather Native Youth input and ideas for our new Wellness Warriors app. The training will take place from 10 am to 5 pm, followed by a pool party till sun down. Food and entertainment will be provided. We are only accepting the first 100 participants. Those who want to attend may register online HERE.

For more information, download a PDF version of the Wellness Warriors Pilot Training Flyer. If you have questions, please send an email to [email protected], or call the UNITY office at (480) 718-9793.