2019 National UNITY Conference Highlights

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2020 UNITY Midyear Conference
FRIDAY, February 14 – MONDAY, 17, 2020
Click here: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Phoenix Tempe
Tempe, Arizona

2020 National UNITY Conference
FRIDAY, July 3 – TUESDAY, July 7, 2020
Click here:Washington Marriott Wardman Park
Or call for more info: 877-212-5752
Washington, DC

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Kewa TRUTH Youth Council Wellness Warriors

Youth from the Kewa T.R.U.T.H. Youth Council of Santo Domingo Pueblo in New Mexico share their experiences of addressing wellness in various ways. The Youth Council took the UNITY Wellness Warriors Challenge to address Physical, Mental, Spiritual and Social Wellness development through community service projects.

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Ak-Chin Youth Council Wellness Warriors

National UNITY Council Representatives Xendryk Silas-Antone and Marie Antone share how Ak-Chin Youth Council helped promote Physical, Mental, Spiritual and Social Wellness throughout the year. Youth councils can join the national Wellness Warriors movement by to share traditional wellness teachings.

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Zombies, Basketball & Gardening: California youth approaches to Wellness

Native youth from the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians joined the national UNITY Wellness Warriors movement by sharing traditional wellness teachings in creative ways. Learn more on how this Youth Council paired substance abuse awareness with community service projects to address community health.

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Klamath Tribes Youth Council Wellness Warriors

The Klamath Tribes Youth Council are celebrating their cultural wellness by hosting year round events. These Oregon Native youth have taken the UNITY Wellness Warriors Challenge to new heights by hosting over six events within the past 12 months in the UNITY Northwestern Region. As part of the Wellness Warriors program, UNITY Youth Councils are promoting Physical, Mental, Spiritual and Social Wellness.

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Yoyoscut Resilient Youth: Rocky Mountain Wellness Warriors

Over a hundred community members attended the Yoyoscut Resilient Youth Council’s cultural wellness event where Sqʷllumt – Coyote Stories were told in the Usšneɫxʷ – Longhouse, St. Ignatius, Montana. During this Wellness Warriors event, a local elder passed on stories to youth. The youth council reported that it was a “meaningful experience for the youth to learn our history and for youth to share their oral histories with others.” The youth council was able to not only develop their own spiritual wellness, but engaged generations in being connected through the youth driven community event.

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Getting To Know Kara McDonagh, OJJDP Program Specialist

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention provides support for UNITY’s Peer Guide Program through a cooperative agreement. This article was written by our partners at Tribal Youth Resource Center.

The Tribal Youth Resource Center (TYRC) team took a few minutes to ask OJJDP Program Specialist Kara McDonagh a few “get to know you” questions. We learned more about her work as an OJJDP program specialist and about her passion and dedication to Tribal youth programs.

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