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UNITY Virtual Workshop: Taking Action in 2020 – Civic Engagement in Indian Country

National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Youth Commission officers from around Indian Country will lead a how-to video featuring running for office, registering to vote, ways to engage Native voters under the age of 18, and how to fill-out the Census and talk to family about the Census. Read More

Learning with Alumni: UNITY Lead Trainers’ workshops are now available

UNITY’s heard your feedback! Recent evaluations have requested more time with UNITY Lead Trainers. Thanks to our generous Virtual Conference sponsors, you can now access these additional trainings at no cost! Click below to hear from UNITY Lead Trainers:

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Remembering Harlan McKosato

From Mary Kim Titla, UNITY Executive Director:
Our UNITY family was saddened to learn that our good friend and supporter, Harlan McKosato (Sac and Fox Nation of Oklahoma), has journeyed on. He was a well-known commentator who initiated meaningful conversations about issues specific to Native communities and was also an alumnus and fervent supporter of UNITY who used his national platform to promote the organization and its events. Harlan was a mentor to many UNITY youths, serving as both a trainer and UNITY Earth Ambassador advisor.
For nearly 17 years, he was the voice of the national broadcast radio show Native America Calling, whose programs aim to improve the quality of life for all Native Americans. Harlan’s voice in support of not only UNITY but the Native community as a whole will be sorely missed.
I spoke with Harlan just last week to notify him that he was going to be recognized during the final general session of the UNITY Virtual Conference with UNITY’s Eddie Wadda Alumni of the Year Award. He was very honored and excited by the news, expressing, “I’ve done a lot of things, seen a lot of things, met a lot of people, but I’ll always call UNITY my family. I appreciate you guys for thinking of me.” The award will be presented posthumously on Thursday, July 23. In addition, UNITY will be naming communication scholarships in honor of Harlan. Details will be released at a later date.
We express our sincere condolences to the McKosato family.

Nominate a Deserving Advisor, Alumni or Youth for these 2020 UNITY Awards

Each year UNITY showcases the best in Indian Country through highlighting a few dedicated community members who embody the spirit of UNITY. Click here to find out more information on scholarships or Nominate a deserving Advisor and Alumni Today.

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Native youth councils and advisers find ways to connect!

UNITY affiliated youth councils around the country are finding ways to meet to discuss their initiatives and continue their community service projects. Youth on the Yavapai Apache Nation in Arizona met last month via Zoom video conferencing. They are re-organizing as a youth council. By the end of the meeting, the youth decided to work on positive messaging in the community. Some committed to creating posters with positive messages to hang in the community. Others said they would write notes to include in food baskets that were being distributed to the elders. UNITY’s executive director Mary Kim Titla was invited to be a special guest at the meeting.

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Learning with UNITY Alumni: Eat, Learn & Grow with TINHORN

Click Here to Join UNITY Alumni April Tinhorn (Hualapai/Navajo/Chinese) and CONNECT to resources, tips, and positive ways to grow as shared by amazing experts each Friday at NOON AZ/PST.  Read More

Learning with UNITY Alumni

 CLICK HERE to Watch and Learn with UNITY Alumni and Trainers LoVina Louie and Robert Johnston in the Native Wellness Institute Power Hour Training: “How Are You Making Your Ancestors Proud”

Learning with UNITY Alumni: Mental Health

Mental Health Awareness Month
May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Here is a video created by Maniilaq Behavioral Health Services on what is mental health, and how do we take care of our mental health?
Mental health is health. Just as we take care of our physical health it is important that we take care of our mental health.
If you have questions or comments related to this video please reach out to BHS at 907-442-7640 or at [email protected] Quyanaq
Click Here to Watch & Learn

“Stay Home, Stay Safe, Save Lives” Challenge

Current reigning Miss Navajo, Shaandiin Parrish, challenges people to “Stay Home. Stay Safe, Save Lives”. She uploaded a video to her instagram encouraging everyone to stay home for the safety of our people, culture and environment.
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Celebrate UNITY on Arizona Gives Day

As UNITY celebrates Arizona Gives Day today, we reach out to the entire UNITY Family for support.

Will you donate $25, $50, $75 or more today?
Every penny helps ensure that Native Youth will continue to receive the resources they need.
Click here to give back to an organization that has changed the lives of so many.

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