Wellness Warriors – UNITY, Inc.

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.

UNITY’s Wellness Warriors Participate in Healthy Kids! Healthy Futures! Conference

UNITY’s Wellness Warriors team had the opportunity to attend the “Healthy Kids! Healthy Futures!” conference, hosted by the Notah Begay III Foundation, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Following the NB3Foundation mission statement, to reduce Native American childhood obesity and type-2 diabetes, the conference touched on many more issues regarding the health and wellness in Indian country with the intent to share solutions among health providers.  Read More

My Brothers Keeper Alliance Youth Summit


UNITY Alumni and the UNITY Wellness Warrior team attended the “Empowering & Equipping Tomorrow’s Native Leaders” My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Youth Summit on April 27; hosted collectively by MBK Alliance, MBK Albuquerque, and the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow, brought together 100 Native young men to be change makers in their home communities.

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Request for Proposals: Wellness Warriors Smart Phone Mobile Application

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
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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UNITY Launches Wellness Warriors Program at 2017 Midyear Conference

Creating Balance Through Traditional Wellness

Wellness Warriors IntroducedThis new program promotes healthy lifestyle choices and an emphasis on cultural wellness and healing. With these principles, Wellness Warriors is designed to empower Native Youth to transform their communities through unique service projects. During the launch, we unveiled the new Wellness Warriors logo, featured guest speaker, Pearl Yellowman, gave an empowering message on wellness through traditional and modern teachings. To kick off our Wellness Warriors social media pages, conference attendees snapped and tagged photos to help promote our online presence.
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UNITY Announces New “Wellness Warriors Project” Team

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UNITY implements new program funded by W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grant

UNITY has announced the hiring of LorenAshley Buford, as Project Manager, and Joshua Tso, as Project Coordinator, to oversee its newest program, the UNITY Wellness Warriors Project. Funded by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation over a three-year period (2016-2019), the new program aims to increase the awareness of the need for and benefits of adopting a lifestyle that incorporates a culturally-relevant and measurable personal wellness plan that will lead to transformational change among Native American and Alaskan Native youth, while positively impacting their communities.
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