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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!

School-to-prison pipeline has deep roots in tangled history of tribal schools

Elementary school students pose for their class picture in 1951 at the Phoenix Indian School. While other parts of the school lived on, the elementary school closed in the 1960s. It is now part of the Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center, which tells the story of the school. (Photo courtesy Heard Museum Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives)Elementary school students pose for their class picture in 1951 at the Phoenix Indian School. While other parts of the school lived on, the elementary school closed in the 1960s. It is now part of the Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center, which tells the story of the school. (Photo courtesy Heard Museum Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives)

Calah Schlabach, News 21 with Cronkite News PHOENIX — In the early 1930s, Robert Carr, a member of the Creek Nation, was expelled for “incorrigible behavior” from Chilocco Indian Agricultural School near the Kansas-Oklahoma border. By the time he was 21, Carr had been incarcerated in three different institutions. He died in a Kansas state prison where he was held for stealing $30 worth of food, said his niece, K. Tsianina Lomawaima, a professor and Indigenous studies scholar at Arizona State University. Read More

Creating Community Safety Across UNITY’s Network

UNITY Youth Intern Article – Submitted by Amiyah Begay

The recent Healing Indigenous Lives Initiative Youth Town Hall (HILI) hosted by UNITY peer guides, in partnership with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), focuses on Native youth who have been impacted by crime, trauma, or the juvenile justice systems allowing them to share how they have overcome their challenges in a 90-minute webinar. The mission of UNITY is to empower Native youth to improve their community by helping build a strong, unified, and self-reliant future for their community.

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Take The Survey to WIN: Healing Indigenous Lives Native Youth Town Hall Questionnaire

One Lucky Participant from each HILI Town Hall timezone will win a free Apple Ipad for their feedback in the Questionnaire! Click below to earn 5 entries into the Raffle by answering questions about your community.

  • What helps you feel safe in your community?
  • What do you see as the challenges with public safety in your community and how are young people impacted?
  • How can young people contribute to creating a safe environment in your community?
  • What does resilience mean to you and what do you think helps youth overcome difficult or traumatic situations in their lives?

    CLICK HERE to take the Questionnaire

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Healing Indigenous Lives Initiative (HILI) Native Youth Town Hall Series

*One Lucky Participant from Each Town Hall will WIN an Apple Ipad for their feedback! 

The UNITY Peer Guides are seeking Native youth to attend who have been impacted by crime, trauma or the juvenile justice systems to share how they have overcome their challenges.  Your participation in these Regional Native Youth Town Halls will help empower other youth who may be struggling.

Sign-up for the Town Hall in your time zone!

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UNITY Youth participate in Congressional Hearing: “Native Youth Perspectives on Mental Health and Healing”

On Thursday, July 16, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. EDT, via Cisco WebEx, the Subcommittee on for Indigenous Peoples of the United States (SCIP) will host a remote oversight hearing titled, “Native Youth Perspectives on Mental Health and Healing.” This hearing will be streamed on Facebook live and YouTube. Read More

The effects of COVID-19 on the mental health of Indigenous communities

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In the United States, the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Indigenous communities to a disproportionate degree. In this Special Feature, we bring into focus some of the mental health effects and challenges that Indigenous people face as a result of the pandemic.
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UNITY Peer Guides featured in National Virtual Native Youth Healing Gathering

The NCUIH Youth Advisory Council , in partnership with the United National Indian Tribal Youth Inc. offered resources and tools for Native youth across Indian Country during a National Virtual Native Youth Healing Gathering. The UNITY Peer Guides were featured as guest presenters to share the Healing Indigenous Lives Initiative and ways they are finding healing through using “Culture As Prevention”.

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3 Strategies to Reduce Confinement for Kids of Color Show Promising Results

UNITY Peer Guide Sonwai working with Native Youth to bring awareness to juvenile justice issues.

 

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