How can UNITY better serve Native youth remotely?

Calling all National UNITY Council Representatives and Advisors to Complete this Survey by May 30th, 2020.

UNITY would like to gather the National UNITY Council’s feedback on how best to serve UNITY Youth Councils.  Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the organization will be hosting a three-part virtual national conference this summer. The purpose of this survey is to help guide the planning process for the upcoming virtual events. We look forward to hearing from the Male and Female Native youth representatives and Advisors of the National UNITY Council.

Please fill out the survey below by May 30, 2020. Click Here for the Online NUC 2020 Survey

Text Survey: If your representative has texting capabilities, please have them text the word “NUC2020” to 474747 to complete this survey over the phone.
Mail Survey: Hard copies of the survey have been printed and mailed to current Youth Council physical addresses on file. UNITY has included a stamped return envelope for your convenience. If you do not have internet access or texting abilities, please send your mailing address to [email protected] or call the UNITY Headquarters to request a mailed survey.

UNITY Cancels In-Person National Conference

Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the organization will be hosting a three-part virtual national conference.

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Resources to Stay Connected: Virtual Youth Council Meetings

Did you know Youth Council members can and should stay connected during this time of social distancing? It is very important for groups to gather together, grow relationships and continue working towards goals and project plans.Meetings can continue to happen using technology. Each Youth Council is unique and has a purpose. Keep that UNITY Fire burning by fanning the flame of each member.

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Become a UNITY Member for FREE in 2020!

The National UNITY Council (NUC) Executive Committee first suggested the idea of waiving affiliation fees as a way to be more inclusive and assist those who have been impacted by the pandemic. UNITY acted on the recommendation and is excited to waive this year’s affiliation fees for youth councils and individuals in hopes to reach even more Native youth through the upcoming virtual events. Those who have already paid their membership dues will automatically be in “Good Standing” through July 1, 2022.

Youth Councils and Individual Members may join the UNITY Network for free when completing an Annual Report before June 15, 2020. 

25 Under 25 Awardee featured in NCAI Native Vote Virtual Rally

NCAI Launches 2020 Native Vote Efforts
with Star-Studded Virtual Rally
Click Here To Watch
NUC Executive Committee Member Anthony Tamez-Pochel, recent UNITY 25 Under 25 Awardee, will be featured in the upcoming Native Vote Virtual Rally. The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) President Fawn Sharp and UNITY Alumni DJ Emcee One will co-host the Native Vote Taking Action in 2020 Virtual Rally. This event will serve as the official kick-off for NCAI’s Native Vote initiative for 2020 and will stream live online via NCAI’s Facebook and YouTube channels to launch voter engagement in one of the most important years for civic engagement in Indian Country.

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Phoenix teens raise $11,000 for supplies to send to the Navajo Nation

From left to right: Caroline Purtill, Alex Goldstein, Sierra Goldstein Ben Richardson snd Max Goldstein in front of one of their supply hauls. (Photo: Max Goldstein)

by Alana Minkler, Arizona Republic Published 6:27 p.m. MT May 27, 2020

In three weeks, a friend group of teenagers in Phoenix raised over $11,000 for supplies to donate to the Navajo Nation. Read More

UNITY Quarantine Dance Party For Native Youth! Send In your Video for a Chance to Win $100

Final Day 2020 National UNITY Virtual Conference
Featuring EmceeOne!
July 21, 2020
2:30 Pm  Eastern // 1:30 PM Central // 12:30 PM Mountain // 11:30 AM Pacific // 1030 AM  Alaska

$100 Cash Prize drawing for Dance Video Submissions!
Native Youth have an opportunity to win big by submitting a video dancing to your favorite songs. 

Click HERE to Learn more, & sign up to submit a Dance Video!

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Sign up for the 2020 UNITY Virtual Cultural Exchange!

We want you to be part of the first ever virtual UNITY Cultural Exchange! The National UNITY Conference Talent Show is always a big hit every year and just because we’re going virtual this year doesn’t mean we can’t have a Cultural Exchange. We’re recruiting now for singers, dancers, storytellers, social teaching, and more! The only difference this year is you must videotape yourself doing your presentation for four minutes and then send the video to us! Have you always wanted to share a little bit of your culture? Now’s your chance!

Sign Up Here for One of the 20 Spots available in the Cultural Showcase

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