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TikTok resources for Advisors & Parents to keep Youth Safe

With Tik Tok’s popularity on the rise among teens, we wanted to give parents a resource to understand the app and how they can protect their children. All Connect developed an in-depth resource provides parents and guardians with information on what Tik Tok is, how kids can be kept safe while using the app and how parents can monitor and track what their kids are doing on the app.
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Having Fun Virtually!

As part of celebrating the season and school break, UNITY held a Fun and Games virtual event led by the Akimel O’odham/Pee-Posh Youth Council. UNITY affiliated youth councils around the country are finding innovative ways to meet to discuss their initiatives and continue their projects in a fun interactive way. The Akimel O’odham/Pee-Posh Youth Council has introduced virtual applications to conduct their first virtual annual tribal youth conference, beading and pottery workshops, conducted youth councils meetings, hosted a tribal candidates forum and traditional cooking class, shared COVID-19 youth messages, and gave Gila River youth the opportunity to vote virtually through the Gila River Kids Voting Program. They are virtually re-organizing as a youth council.

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National UNITY Council’s Top Ten Issues facing Native Youth in 2020

Each year during the National Conference, the National UNITY Council (NUC) gathers to vote on the Top Ten Issues facing Native youth across the country. Youth Representatives from the 325+ Youth Councils who make up the national network to discuss their regional priorities. The collective impact on youth led national campaigns reaches far beyond that of the UNITY membership. With each youth council working together across the Nation, youth are empowered knowing they are not facing these issues alone. Read More

Anti-Bullying resources for Native youth

Indigenous youth who have experienced cyber-bullying were almost twice as likely to attempt suicide compared to those who had not (Hinduja, Patchin, n.d.).

In celebration of October’s National Anti-Bullying efforts United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY) revived it’s ‘Be A Hero’ initative. In 2018, the National UNITY Council’s Executive Committee passed a Resolution focused on traditional concepts that can be used to live a healthy lifestyle when faced with adversity: Healing, Empower, Respect and Overcome. UNITY hopes that Youth Councils will encourage others to “Be a Hero” in their home communities to the combat negative consequences associated with bullying. This doesn’t end with Nov 1st, be a hero all year long!   Read More

UNITY Inspire Hope Video Messages during Covid-19

At the height of the  Covid-19 pandemic, UNITY Peer Leaders from the NUC Executive Committee, Earth Ambassadors and Peer Guides Joined together to offer these messages of Hope for other Native youth to keep striving for wellness. Watch and Share these UNITY Videos with others to continue to Inspire Hope in Indian Country. Read More

Letter from Executive Committee Western Representative

Outgoing National UNITY Council Executive Committee Western Representative Tyloria Antone wrote: “Thank you Arizona, Nevada and Utah for giving me a great year of serving the youth! I got to work and meet with the NUCEC every month after the 2019 UNITY conference. We all shared ideas and how it was we were going to help our youth for the year. I am beyond blessed that I got to serve amongst amazing youth who shared the same passion. The work we accomplished as a team was one of the many things I’ll always remember about this group.

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Congratulations to our young leaders!

October 1, 2020 – Mesa, AZ – United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY) is pleased to announce the reinstatement of eight members of the National UNITY Council’s (NUC) Executive Committee. Those who chose to apply, met the criteria and submitted their applications per the deadline are as follows: Read More

National N8V Youth 4 Biden Roundtable features UNITY Peer Leaders

We’re very proud of our Native Youth leaders for their participation in the upcoming election. We all must do our part to ensure that Native youth are empowered to Register to Vote. The National N8V Youth Roundtable will include UNITY Peer Guide & 25 Under 25 Awardee Angela Noah (White Mountain Apache / Oklahoma Choctaw), Aminah Ghaffar (Lumbee), UNITY 25 Under 25 Awardee Owen Oliver (Quinault), National UNITY Council’s Male Co-President Robert “Scottie” Miller (Swinomish), National UNITY Council’s Female CoPresident Brittany McKane (Creek / Seminole),  and Naelyn Pike (Chiricahua Apache).

UNITY Inc. is non-political, non-partisan, and we do not support or endorse any political candidates.

Thursday, September 24 N8V Youth 4 Biden will be hosting a roundtable discussion with young tribal rising stars from around the country at 6:00 pm ET! Please sign up here to join!

UNITY 25 Under 25 Anthony Tamez-Pochel Is a Native American Defending History—and the Future.

UNITY 25 Under 25 Awardee “Anthony Tamez-Pochel wasn’t even a teenager yet when he knew his life’s purpose. He just needed a little help from his brother and the city of Chicago.” Article in Men’s Health BY

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We Have Hope Q&A with Miss & Mr Indigenous ASU

Not only were they influential in leading their Regions as Representatives serving on the National UNITY Council’s Executive Committee, but then took on representing higher education for the state of Arizona, while both being awarded UNITY’s prestigious 25 Under 25 national award. These power duo are the epitome of UNITY youth in action. Join us in welcoming our special guests, Ms/Mr. Indigenous ASU Committee Royalty! Lance Sanches and Tashoni Morales will be joining us for a Q&A about the completion of their reign representing Arizona State University. Read More