Registration Now Open! 2021 National UNITY Conference!

Registration and hotel reservations are now open for UNITY’s 2021 National Conference happening July 2-6, 2021, in Dallas, Texas!

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Complimentary Registration! UNITY Midyear, OJJDP, NMAI

Registration is now open for UNITY’s Virtual Midyear Conference. Best of all, it’s complimentary! No registration fee this year. And in addition, you can register for additional exciting webinars and trainings!

2021 UNITY Virtual Midyear Conference
Friday, April 23 @ 5:30 – 7:30 PM (PST) – General Session I
Saturday, April 24 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (PST) – General Session II

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Applications Now Open for the 2021 UNITY Earth Ambassadors Program

Mesa, Az – United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY) has announced that the application process is now open for the 2021 cohort of its Earth Ambassadors Leadership Program. The environmental stewardship program, established in the 1990s, engages Native American and Alaska Native youth in training sessions and informational workshops to increase their knowledge of environmental issues affecting Native America, learn to serve as ambassadors to increase awareness of the issues affecting the environmental quality on Native lands, and promote efforts to address environmental concerns within the nation’s Native communities representatives and lawmakers.

APPLICATION DEADLINE is March 5, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. MST. Read More

 Let’s Talk About Healing Our Communities: LIVE Discussions

The UNITY Peer Guides will host a live discussion on what it means to “be a Good Relative” and how we can identify our community needs. Native youth, young leaders and youth advocates will discuss how to increase community safety through a holistic approach and announcements for upcoming Spring trainings.

Join the UNITY Peer Guides on Friday, February 26th:
Instagram LIVE on the the Peer Guide Instagram at 2:30pm PST//4:30pm EST
Facebook LIVE on UNITY’s Facebook Page at 5:30pm PST//8:30pm EST

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Meet Rhea Rhymes, former UNITY employee

As part of Black Heritage Month, UNITY is happy to feature Rhea Rhymes who worked for UNITY part-time over the past three years as a Project Assistant. UNITY is grateful to Rhea who helped raise thousands of dollars for the organization through her efforts with mailers and during the conferences by selling raffle tickets. Read More

RISE Pre-Medical Enrichment Program

The RISE Collaborative is a partnership across three medical schools (Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, University of California- Davis School of Medicine, and Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine) who came together to support the success of a new generation of Indigenous physicians. Each year we hold the Summer RISE Academy, a six-week program designed to help American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) students to become more competitive in applying to medical school. Read More

Snow Snake Games

‘Ojibweg (snake) Bibooni (Snow) Ataadiiwin (Game)’ is the Ojibwe language of the Anishinaabe. The Annual Snow Snake games were hosted by Ojibwe Charter School in the Bay Mills Indian Community. It was a freezing snowy winter day. Nonah and her brother David participated. They are UNITY Alumni Josh and Sarah Homminga’s children. Nonah, beat her brother Tyler’s length in this friendly, but competitive match.
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UNITY Alumni: Where Are They Now with Dan Terrio

UNITY Alumni Update Q & A:  Dan Terrio, 36,  Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians, in Green Bay, WI Read More

In Case You Missed It: Watch Native Scholarship Form webinar

On Thursday, February 18th, UNITY hosted a collaborative online forum to discuss scholarship information and student opportunities with Native American Scholarship foundations. With so many native students looking for available scholarships, UNITY partnered with the American Indian College Fund, American Indian Graduate Center, American Indian Science & Engineering Society and Cobell Scholarship, to bring the discussion to one place. In case you missed it, you can catch the Native Scholarship Forum here, where it is available to watch on UNITY’s youtube channel. Read More