Native Youth – UNITY, Inc.

Earth Ambassador creates “How to Compost” video

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Zunneh-Bah Martin, Diné:  New Mexico – UNITY Earth Ambassador, Zunneh-Bah Martin produced a How To Compost YOUTUBE video. Her message is a call to action with the idea to encourage people to take steps with the simple things in everyday life to make a positive imprint on the environment. She also is living the “Zero Waste” Way.  Watch for future HOW TO videos from Zunneh-Bah, Earth Ambassadors and YOU!
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UNITY is gearing up for NATIVE VOTE 2020!

 

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UNITY staff member Jared Ivins-Massey with lead advisor for the Young River People’s Council of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Christine Porter. We commend the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. for proving our Native communities with these voter trainings leading up to the 2020 election season.

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February Trainings Hosted by the Native Wellness Institute


February Trainings Hosted by the Native Wellness Institute

Held concurrently February 4-6, 2019
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino | Reno, Nevada
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Bezos Scholars Program: Apply by January 31, 2020

Every year, 17 exceptional high school juniors and an educator from each school are selected as Bezos Scholars. Scholars are chosen from across the U.S. and the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa. After spending a week immersed in learning at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Scholars return home and develop a community change project to make a positive difference in their communities. Once selected, Scholars join a global alumni network where they are offered opportunities to connect, collaborate, get inspired, and take action for the greater good. Read More

Tribal College Blanket Design Competition

The American Indian College Fund and Pendleton Woolen Mills are challenging tribal college students to express their culture and identity through original designs for our next tribal college student blanket. Blanket sales will support College Fund scholarships. Textile design experience is not necessary to enter, and student winners will receive the following prizes: Grand Prize Winner – $2,000 cash, $5,000 scholarship, & 6 blankets; 2nd Place Winner – $500 cash & $2,500 scholarship; and 3rd Place Winner – $250 cash & $1,500 scholarship. Read More

2019 State of Native Youth Report: Native Youth Country

From the Center for Native American Youth:

On November 20, the Center for Native American Youth released its annual State of Native Youth report. The report highlights young leaders who are working hard to create a brighter future for tribal nations, the programs that help them do so, and the policy issues that impact their lives. The report also shares what we’ve learned from community meetings with youth and service providers about the priorities and solutions that matter most.

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UNITY Advisory Cohort empowers Native youth voice

Get to know the newest UNITY Peer Guide Cohort and learn more about their passion for advocating for “non-traditional” Native youth leadership. UNITY has recruited this diverse group of youth mentors, to design and facilitate six regional trainings across the nation. These trainings will empower Native youth to speak out about critical aspects of juvenile justice and delinquency prevention efforts within their home communities.

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Miss Indian World Calls on Native youth to embrace Native American Heritage Month

As Indian Country’s cultural goodwill ambassador, UNITY Peer Guide Cheyenne Kippenberger, of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, has created a call to action for Native Youth and her fellow tribal royalty. See Kippenberger’s video to learn more on her efforts to instill cultural pride in Native youth identities and sense of belonging.

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Dec 3rd is #GivingTuesday ! Help us reach our goal!

Help us provide scholarships for deserving Native youth to travel to our Nation’s Capitol

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UNITY Earth Ambassador thrives in Social Justice Fellowship

There are more than 500 abandoned uranium mines on and near the Navajo Nation, most of which have not been cleaned up, and UNITY Earth Ambassador Zunneh-bah Martin, Diné and Modoc’, New Mexico, plans to do something about this.  Martin shares that she is “having a great experience with the Indigenous Lifeways Social Justice Fellowship. It is empowering to be amongst Indigenous women leaders from across the Navajo reservation and to be working on social justice issues in our communities. I believe that it is important to build these types of relationships to grow/strengthen support systems for our people who advocate for social justice. It is always comforting to know that you are not the only one who wants to make positive changes, even if you are one of a few.”
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