Earth Ambassadors – UNITY, Inc.

8 Gardening Tips From Indigenous Food Growers

Garden interns learn plant and weed identification at the Cheyenne River Youth Project in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. Cheyenne River Youth Project / Facebook

May. 25, 2020
By Stephanie Woodard

Many Americans are now experiencing an erratic food supply for the first time. Among COVID-19’s disruptions are bare supermarket shelves and items available yesterday but nowhere to be found today. As you seek ways to replace them, you can look to Native gardens for ideas and inspiration. Read More

UNITY wishes the Tohono O’odham Nation Youth Council a Happy 25th Birthday!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TONYC!
“Celebrating 25 years of memories, songs, stories, and good food. All night round dancing to early morning breakfast to late night meetings, changing lives continues to be the goal. Giving thanks to those who have sacrificed and paved the way for new light to shine.
Dedicated to the past, present, and future members of TONYC.” – Samuel Lopez UNITY Earth Ambassador

UNITY Webinar – Celebrate Mother Earth Day!

On April 2, 2020 UNITY Earth Ambassadors hosted a UNITY Webinar called Celebrate Mother Earth Day to provide inspiration and information to Native youth on how to carry out Earth Day projects during this time of social distancing. Technology joined everyone together in their homes and communities. Unfortunately the webinar did not record. This is what happened. Read More

Virtual things to do on Earth Day!

An Evening of Reading and Conversation with Joy Harjo: The U.C. Berkeley Arts Research Center presents a reading and conversation with USDAC poetry crush and U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo on April 22, from 5:30pm-7pm PST. This reading is free and open to the public and available live captioned and live streamed on ARC’s YouTube channel. Read More

10 Ways to Honor the Earth on Earth Day

UNITY Earth Ambassadors share 10 Ways they are Honoring the Earth. Here are some examples of their conservation habits, efforts and Earth Day Projects.   

  1. Plant a Garden
  2. Tree Planting
  3. Compost
  4. Recycle
  5. Eat less meat
  6. Water conservation
  7. Zero Waste/reduce waste
  8. Raise Awareness-Start a Podcast or Become a Vlogger
  9. Honor your Ancestors – Learn about your tradtional foods, culture and language
  10.  Share and teach why and how to honor the Earth

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Cultural Norm – Kindness

UNITY Alumni, Hunter Genia is a guest speaker on the UNITY Webinar: Celebrate Mother Earth Day! His tribal affiliation is Saginaw, Swan Creek, Black River Bands of Chippewa & Grand River Ottawa. He served as an Earth Ambassador in 1990.                                                                                                      

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Celebrate Mother Earth Day!

JOIN UNITY LIVE: Thursday, April 2 for Celebrate Mother Earth Day!

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Join the discussion about Youth Councils and Individual project ideas for Earth Day. Learn how to carry out a project while Social Distancing. Find out more about campaigns, advocacy, individual environmental impact and call for Personal Pledges. Meet UNITY Earth Ambassadors as they share their passion to protect and restore Mother Earth. UNITY Earth Day Project Contest

UNITY Earth Day Project Contest

The UNITY Earth Ambassadors know that the time to address Climate Change is Now. Our people have always been earth protectors and caretakers. What better way to revitalize our cultural environmental teaching than on the 50th Anniversary of National Earth Day! Your Earth Ambassadors passed a Resolution for the NUC each host a UNITY Day collectively celebrating Earth Day together this April 22, 2020!  Learn more about UNITY Incentives for Youth Council and Individuals, contest details and project ideas amid social distancing. 

#UNITYEarthDay   Sign up HERE!       Read More

Jazmine Wildcat named Champion of Change

Jazmine Wildcat, Northern Arapaho, isn’t new to receiving awards. She’s been named a UNITY 25 Under 25 honoree as well as a UNITY Earth Ambassador. This year the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) named Wildcat as one of its five Champions of Change. What makes this pretty remarkable is she’s only 16-years-old. All recipients recently received their medals during a Recognition Ceremony in Washington, DC.

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