Youth Councils of Note – UNITY, Inc.

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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Klamath Tribes Youth Council wins national award

The Klamath Tribes Youth Council was recognized by the United National Indian Tribal Youth Inc. organization (UNITY) as the 2020 UNITY Youth Council of the Year. With over 320 youth councils across the U.S., The Klamath Tribes Youth Council stood out for their community involvement and cultural teachings. Read More

Students in new MSU American Indigenous Business Leaders chapter win national UNITY business plan competition

From MSU News Service BOZEMAN — A team of three students representing the recently reestablished student chapter of American Indigenous Business Leaders, or AIBL, at Montana State University recently took first place in a business plan competition at UNITY’s national virtual conference in partnership with the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development.
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U.S. House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples virtual Native Youth Forum

UNITY Inc.  has been asked to partner with the U.S. House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States to host a virtual Native Youth Forum. Eight members of the U.S. House of Representatives serve on this committee. You can learn more about them here. The tentative date for the forum is Thursday, July 16 (time TBA). The recommended topic for the forum is Mental Health and Healing, which ties into the theme of the upcoming UNITY Virtual Conference “Healing Starts Here.” As you know, Mental Health is a broad topic, which is why we’re conducting a small survey among UNITY’s youth leaders to obtain youth input to help organizers better prepare for the forum.
Your input is valuable. Please take the survey here. All it takes is 3 minutes or less. The deadline to take the survey is midnight, July 6, 2020.

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Save The Dates: 2020 UNITY Virtual Conference: June 25, July 9 & July 23

Participate & WIN for the 2020 UNITY Virtual Conference!
You could receive awesome FREE UNITY SWAG just for logging on!

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July 23 – Third General Assembly, Cultural & Talent Showcase
at 1pm (PST) 
July 23 – Quarantine Dance Party at 3pm (PST)
July 28 & 29 – Healing Indigenous Lives Native Youth Town Halls Read More

Phoenix teens raise $11,000 for supplies to send to the Navajo Nation

From left to right: Caroline Purtill, Alex Goldstein, Sierra Goldstein Ben Richardson snd Max Goldstein in front of one of their supply hauls. (Photo: Max Goldstein)

by Alana Minkler, Arizona Republic Published 6:27 p.m. MT May 27, 2020

In three weeks, a friend group of teenagers in Phoenix raised over $11,000 for supplies to donate to the Navajo Nation. Read More

UNITY Quarantine Dance Party For Native Youth! Send In your Video for a Chance to Win $100

UNITY Quarantine Dance Party For Native Youth happening the Final Day of The National UNITY Virtual Conference featuring Emceeone!

0pen Call for Videos of YOU Busting Your Moves Doing YOUR  Favorite TikTok Dance

Drawing Winners from Video Submissions for a $100 Cash Prize & 20 UNITY Swag

Live Stream of Dances  July 23, 2020   3 pm Pacific

Click HERE to learn more, & sign up to submit a Dance Video!

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Sign up for the 2020 UNITY Virtual Cultural Exchange!

We want you to be part of the first ever virtual UNITY Cultural Exchange! The National UNITY Conference Talent Show is always a big hit every year and just because we’re going virtual this year doesn’t mean we can’t have a Cultural Exchange. We’re recruiting now for singers, dancers, storytellers, social teaching, and more! The only difference this year is you must videotape yourself doing your presentation for four minutes and then send the video to us! Have you always wanted to share a little bit of your culture? Now’s your chance!

Sign Up Here for One of the 20 Spots available in the Cultural Showcase

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Sign up for the 2020 UNITY Virtual Talent Show!

We want you to be part of the first ever virtual UNITY Talent Show! The National UNITY Conference Talent Show is always a big hit every year and just because we’re going virtual this year doesn’t mean we can’t have a Talent Show. We’re recruiting now for musicians, singers, dancers, spoken word artists, comedians, and more! The only difference this year is you must videotape yourself doing your talent for two minutes and then send the video to us! Have you always wanted to show off your unique talent? Now’s your chance!

Click Here to Sign Up

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