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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

UNITY FIRE TRAINING – 2019 UNITY Midyear Conference

The UNITY Fire has been added as a POST-Midyear conference training featuring Alumni Firekeepers Sleepyeye LaFromboise and Sheldon Smith.
Take the UNITY Fire to your community! Learn more on how Native youth can build your own UNITY Fire by working closely with local elders, trained mental health professionals, behavioral health counselors and traditional healers.  The training will be held on Monday, February 18, 2019. Registration is limited to the first 25 youth who sign up. Participants must be registered for the 2019 UNITY Midyear Conference to attend this session.

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Tohono O’odham Nation Youth Council Inauguration Ceremony

UNITY Pendleton Blankets were given by the Tohono O’odham Nation youth program to the outgoing Youth Council 2016-2018, Saturday, January 12, 2012, at the Inauguration Ceremony for the newly elected Youth Council members in Sell, Arizona at the Legislative Chambers. UNITY values the long-standing support of the Tohono O’odham Nation youth program.  As a result of that relationship, over 190 Tohono O’odham members attended the 2018 National UNITY Conference in San Diego, California.
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Navajo Nation Youth Advisory Council Present at National Conference

Angel Hicks, an officer with the Navajo Nation Youth Advisory Council (NNYAC), spoke last month to dozens of attendees at the 2018 National Tribal Youth Conference in Palm Springs, California about the importance of a tribal youth council. Hicks highlighted efforts of the NNYAC as a way to combat violence, substance abuse, suicide and strengthening community through personal and civic responsibility.

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Florida Local Planning Committee Efforts Underway

Members of the Florida Local Planning committee met late December to further discuss how they wish to welcome as many as 2,000 Native youth and advisors to Seminole country for the 2019 National UNITY Conference. UNITY’s signature event will be held July 4 – 8, 2019 at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida. Those in attendance say they welcome tribes in the region to play a role in welcome events. Aside from planning a welcome event, discussions included the creation of a youth council for the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

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UNITY Alumni BJ Burries Reaches Historic Milestone

Globe High School senior Robert “BJ” Burries Jr. entered his January 8th game against San Carlos Secondary School with 2,993 career points, which put him third for all-time in the state of Arizona. “BJ,” a nickname known for him throughout the San Carlos Apache reservation grew up playing “RezBall” while also competing in off reservation tournaments and leagues.

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UNITY NEWS Communications Bootcamp -2019 UNITY Midyear Conference

Spaces Limited! Registration is limited to the first 25 youth who sign up. Participants must be registered for the 2019 UNITY Midyear Conference. CLICK Here to Register Read More

Food Sovereignty: Free Wellness Warriors Webinar

Join us, for UNITY’s first Webinar Wednesday of 2019, on Wednesday, January 30th. This month’s webinar will feature Twila Cassadore, of the San Carlos Apache Tribe, presenting on traditional foods diet and her work on food sovereignty. Twila has been working with San Carlos Apache, White Mountain Apache, and Yavapi peoples for the past 25 years, conducting interviews with elders to bring information back into the community to address health and social problems. Twila described the importance of foods like grass seeds and acorn seeds to the diets of Apaches before people were moved onto reservations and became reliant on rations, and later, commodities. Our one-hour webinar will begin at 5pm Eastern. Sign up and tune in for our healthy foods presentation. Read More

UNITY Wellness Challenge: 3rd place raffle winner announced

It’s not too late to join!

This Friday, January 4, UNITY will give away our 2nd place prize pack including:
• Limited Edition Skoden Swag
• $25 gift card
• One (1) Complimentary 2019 Midyear Conference Registration

You have until Jan. 11th to enter the challenge. Learn More about the challenge by clicking HERE

How to Enter the UNITY Wellness Challenge

Invitation to participate in a special Wellness Warriors challenge

UNITY’s mission, in part, is to, “help build a STRONG, unified, and self-reliant NATIVE AMERICA through greater youth involvement.” The Wellness Warriors project helps achieve this goal by offering tools and activities that promote better health and wellness among the nation’s Native youth. Read More