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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, Healing Indigenous Lives, 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) – Day  1
Saturday, April 24 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (PST) – Day 2

Register now, it’s complimentary, click here.

Download the Midyear Agenda, click here.

Interested in submitting a Virtual Speed Workshop? What is a Speed Workshop? To learn more and to submit your workshop for consideration, click here.

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Apply today for the Golda Cook Scholarship

The late Golda Cook, Cherokee, is the mother of UNITY Founder J.R. Cook. Thanks to her, the UNITY organization was able to spread its wings and fly. Golda Cook provided financial support in the very early years of the organization. If it wasn’t for her, UNITY may not be what it is today. That’s the reason UNITY honors Golda Cook to this day by offering two $1500 scholarships in her memory.

UNITY has teamed up with the American indian Graduate Center in awarding the scholarships. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2021. Read More

UNITY’s Annual Midyear Leadership Conference Returns Virtually for 2021

Registration is free for the online conference, which will feature guest speakers Kylee Russell and Hud Oberly

UNITY will hold its annual midyear conference virtually on April 23-24, 2021. Building on the success of its first-ever virtual national conference, the online event will engage Native youth from across the country through workshops, breakout sessions, music, and cultural sharing.

Participants will hear from guest speakers Kylee Russell (Lenape), an accomplished young actress who stars on several Disney projects and is also a singer, songwriter, and dancer, and Hud Oberly(Osage/Caddo/Comanche), creative director for Urban Native Era. Registration for the conference is free and includes complimentary registration for two additional UNITY webinars on March 27 and April 9 and a virtual youth event with the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) on April 22 where UNITY’s 2021 Class of Earth Ambassadors will be announced. Read More

LGBTQ Youth Explain Why Schools Should Teach About These Native Icons

‘Indigenous’ and ‘Native’ are identity markers used interchangeably across Turtle Island and are most often capitalized as nouns. ‘Native American’ is more and more rejected in protest against the settler states of the U.S. and Canada who presume their project of settlement and colonization of this land is finished. This is still Turtle Island. Read More

Erasure and Resilience: Resource to support LGBTQ Students of Color, Native and Indigenous LGBTQ youth

Erasure and Resilience: The Experiences of LGBTQ Students of Color, Native and Indigenous LGBTQ Youth in U.S. Schools is one of a series of reports on LGBTQ students of color that examines the school experiences of Native and Indigenous LGBTQ youth. Other reports in this series examine the experiences of AAPIBlack, and Latinx LGBTQ youth. Read More

The Impact of COVID-19 on Youth in Foster Care

VVHere are highlights from our conversation with Veronica V., age 24, from Santa Clara County, California. Veronica participates in iFoster’s TAY AmeriCorps program—an opportunity for transition-age foster youth (TAY) to gain the skills they need to find permanent employment once they age out of the foster care system and are on their own. In this role she connects foster youth to resources.

 

 

 

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Native Youth Resources for COVID-19

Across Indian Country, we are witnessing tribal leaders and national Native organizations taking action to protect and position Native nations to see a better tomorrow. In order to take care of others, we must first starts learn how to properly protect ourselves. Here are some resources that illustrate best practices to keep yourself safe and provide trusted information about the coronavirus itself.

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