Native Youth – UNITY, Inc.

Virtual Tribal College Fair & Resources

In an effort to support and promote tribal colleges during this time, the Student Success Services Department at the American Indian College Fund is hosting a virtual tribal college fair to give community members and high school students an opportunity to learn about the programs offered at tribal colleges.

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Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Resources for Native Youth

In mid-September, the Center for Native American YouthNative Wellness InstituteWe R Native, and Tribal Health Reaching Out Involves Everyone (THRIVE) announced the “Native Youth Are Medicine Campaign.” This campaign aims to spark conversations around mental health, self-love, and to create youth-centered spaces to share practices that promote healing, wellness, and tools to live in balance. Check out their websites and social media/YouTube channels for a variety of virtual gatherings, including webinars, resource sharing, and discussions to promote wellness for Native American youth.

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Utilizing Traditional Knowledge in Higher Education Webinar

UNITY Fall 2020 Webinar Series – Eps. 3. Youth Track! Join us Instagram for a LIVE Q&A session with Native Youth Uriah LittleHoop. She’ll be sharing her knowledge and experiences of balancing her traditional way of life while pursuing higher education. Uriah is also a talented artist and will be singing a couple of traditional songs during the virtual event. Join us this Friday! Read More

Free Online INDIGital Coding Course – Now Open

Want to learn how to mix digital technology and traditional knowledge?

INDIGital uses technology as way of healing and igniting the spirit of Indigenous communities to engage and reclaim digital technology. Participants will learn how to connect critical technology, traditional knowledge, and Indigenous futurisms during this week-long online coding class.  Read More

Youth-Led Advocacy and Mentoring Town Halls

Throughout our history and especially in the last year, we have seen the power of youth advocacy and voice in leading transformative change. At MENTOR, we have also spent the last year supporting the advocacy and policy training of 12 young people from throughout the nation, learning how to best partner with them on the development of critical advocacy skills and support their leadership. We strongly believe that young people should be at the forefront of addressing systemic issues in their communities and nation. Read More

Grief, Loss, and Bereavement Resources

Mental health professionals and school mental health personnel often do not receive intensive training on helping patients manage grief, loss, and bereavement, particularly grief related to situations seen during this pandemic. This series of fact sheets, developed by the MHTTC Network, is designed to help mental health professionals and school mental health personnel support patients, students, and families who may be experiencing grief at any time, including during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this sheet, we define grief and differentiate between normative or uncomplicated grief from prolonged or complicated grief. Read More

UNITY featured in Congressional Hearing

NATIVE YOUTH PERSPECTIVES ON
MENTAL HEALTH AND HEALING

OVERSIGHT HEARING
SUBCOMMITTEE FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF THE
UNITED STATES OF THE
COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
ONE HUNDRED SIXTEENTH CONGRESS

Click Here for the written transcripts of the Oversight Hearing- Native Youth & Mental Health
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UNITY Peer Guide Video Messages: Culture As Prevention

UNITY Peer Guides share their personal teachings on what “Culture As Prevention” means to them. This was part of an online series of virtual learning session. Click below to watch and share these inspirational messages with other Native youth.  Read More

Native Youth Healing Gathering: UNITY Webinar

NCUIH’s Youth Council, in partnership with the United National Indian Tribal Youth Inc.(UNITY) personally invites Native youth across Indian Country to join and participate in a National Virtual Native Youth Healing Gathering. Read More

2020 UNITY Business Plan Competition in partnership with NCAIED & AIBL

During UNITY’s First Virtual National Conference in 2020, several awards were presented, including winners of the business plan competition, sponsored by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) and the American Indigenous Business Leaders (AIBL). The winners were:

  • 1st Place: Montana State University Chapter of AIBL (Turtle Mountain Tales)
  • 2nd Place: Osni Ponca Youth Council of Nebraska (Murdered and Missing Indigenous Relatives 5K)
  • 3rd Place: University of Alaska Fairbanks Native Alaskan Business Leaders (ENA Southwest Contracting)

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