Earth Ambassadors – UNITY, Inc.

Intergenerational Call to Action for Earth Advocates

Continuing the legacy of environmental advocates, the 2019-2020 Circle of Earth Ambassadors included intergenerational teachings to engage UNITY Youth Councils in service projects. Community elders and UNITY alumni participation was made possible through the financial support of a a National Park with an initiative “Connecting with Our Homelands” to foster intergenerational sharing through Hopa Mountain, Inc. Generations of Earth Ambassadors gathered to launch this year’s environmental call to action.

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Earth Ambassadors Florida Environmental Excursion

Kayaking and cleaning a river wasn’t on the agenda during the 2019 National UNITY Conference but that’s exactly what the UNITY Earth Ambassadors (EA) did while in Orlando, Florida. The group snuck away on Saturday, July 6 to join members of the Central Florida Recon at the Econlockhatchee River for a cleaning expedition using kayaks, buckets and trash grabbers.  This was coordinated by Frank Weaver, Environmental Protector and Filmmaker. The group recovered 54 pounds of trash, 6 tires, mattress springs and 5 fish hooks. The Central Florida Recon team were given gifts from the EAs in appreciation.

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UNITY Going Green at the 2019 National Conference

As a way to honor Mother Earth and staying true to our efforts to promote environmental stewardship through UNITY’s Earth Ambassadors program, you will see less paper at the National UNITY Conference. This year only the advisors will receive a paper conference program. Everyone else is encouraged to download the program on UNITY’s Wellness Warriors (WW) App or download it at www.unityinc,org.

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All 2019 National UNITY Conference attendees are invited to take part in the UNITY Rock Project, to be used to surround the UNITY Fire and as an gift exchange.

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UNITY announces the newest class of its Earth Ambassadors Leadership Program

UNITY has announced the recipients of its 2019-2020 UNITY Earth Ambassadors Leadership Program. The environmental stewardship program (which was started in the 1990s) was re-established in 2015 with the support of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.

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Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 UNITY Earth Ambassadors Program

United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc,. (UNITY) has announced that the application process is now open for the 2019 class of its Earth Ambassadors Leadership Program. The environmental stewardship program (which was started in the 1990’s) was re-established in 2015 with the support of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. Read More

Earth Ambassadors visit Havasupai

In May of this year, the 2017-2018 class of UNITY Earth Ambassador had the opportunity to visit the Supai Village located at the heart of the Havasupai reservation in the Grand Canyon in Northern Arizona. Supai is only accessible by hiking, horseback, or helicopter. Meaning, there are no roads for cars to travel on, yet there are thousands of tourist who visit this Grand Canyon destination from all over the world for its beautiful location and waterfalls.  Like many reservations, tribes thrive on tourism as a staple to their overall economy.

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UNITY Earth Ambassador Spotlight: Attaquin Weeden

This week’s Earth Ambassador spotlight features Attaquin Weeden, a proud member of the Narragansett tribe of Rhode Island and the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe of Massachusetts.

Attaquin grew up in a small town in Rhode Island called Green Hill and now lives in Mashpee, on Cape Cod. His people call themselves the People of the First Light and were among the first to meet the English colonists when they immigrated to America in the 1600’s. He has an older sister and a younger sister and enjoys spending time with his family. Read More

UNITY Earth Ambassador Profile: Tatiana Ticknor

Make sure to read the UNITY news E-blasts in the coming weeks as we will be sharing spotlight profiles on our current class of UNITY Earth Ambassadors. This week’s Earth Ambassador spotlight features Tatiana Ticknor (Dena’ina/Tlingit), who calls Anchorage Alaska home. She is 18 years old and graduated with honors from East Anchorage High School in Anchorage, Alaska last May. Read More

UNITY Announces New Class of Earth Ambassadors

UNITY has announced the recipients of the 2017 UNITY Earth Ambassadors Leadership Program. The new class is the second group to be honored through this Environmental Stewardship program, which was reinstated in 2015 thanks in part to a matching grant awarded to UNITY by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC).

Another matching grant awarded this year by the SMSC will allow this year’s class to attend training sessions and informational workshops to increase their knowledge of environmental issues affecting Native America, learn to serve as an ambassador to increase awareness of the issues affecting the environmental quality on Native lands, and promote the efforts to address environmental concerns within the nation’s Native communities. Topics will focus on, but not be limited to, recycling, conservation, regeneration, and restoration. Read More