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#iWillLive Stories of Inspiration: Jerald Cobenais

#iWillLive Stories of Inspiration  -Written by UNITY Youth: Jerald Cobenais, Red Lake band of Ojibwe on his experiences with Suicide, and how he overcame.
“At an early age I was affected by suicide. I lost my older sister when I was 7-years-old.  At the time, I didn’t even know what suicide was.  Read More

UNITY Shares Wellness Warrior app at Nike World Headquarters

Fitness trainers and wellness coordinators in Indian Country shared culturally specific approaches to health and wellness at the recent Western Tribal Diabetes Project gathering held last month at the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. Hosted annually by the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board in collaboration with Nike N7, the Native Fitness XV event attracted dozens of participants and presenters including UNITY’s Wellness Warriors Project Coordinator Josh Tso, Navajo.

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UNITY youth receives Woman to Watch award in North Carolina

Raven Dial Stanley, 19, enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe and current Miss Indian North Carolina, recently received a “Woman to Watch” award at the American Indian Women of Proud Nations Conference held last month in Clinton, North Carolina. Dial-Stanley was one of 10 recipients and the youngest to receive the award. She’s been active with One Spirit Youth Council, a UNITY affiliated youth council. Dial-Stanley is attending the University of NC at Greensboro where she is majoring in Consumer Apparel and Retail Studies.

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Florida Seminoles organize for 2019 National UNITY Conference

Several members of the Seminole Tribe of Florida met recently with UNITY’s Executive Director Mary Kim Titla to discuss initial planning of the 2019 National UNITY Conference to be held in Orlando, Florida. The group met last month at the Seminole Hard Rock Restaurant in Hollywood, Florida. Kyle Doney, UNITY Trustee, spearheaded the impressive assembly of Seminole tribal members who may serve on a Local Planning Committee.

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Serving in Indonesia as a Peace Corps Volunteer by Sapphire Carter

I’m resourceful. As a Peace Corps Secondary Education volunteer, I’ve learned to work in situations with little to no available resources, in extreme physical and mental conditions. Even without books, electricity or similarly modern conveniences, I am still able to give my students a quality education.”  -Sapphire Carter, 24, Chippewa Cree, UNITY 25 Under 25 Awardee
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