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 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
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!
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!
Garden interns learn plant and weed identification at the Cheyenne River Youth Project in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. Cheyenne River Youth Project / Facebook
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
MOLLY FERGUSON FOR STAT
By MONA GABLE MAY 26, 2020
Michelle Tom stared into the screen. The Navajo doctor had just finished a grueling shift at the Winslow Indian Health Care Center urgent care facility in Winslow, Ariz., caring for Covid-19 patients. Now, she was spending her Friday night speaking via livestream to Native American youth about the pandemic. “I’ve seen it hit everyone,” she said of the coronavirus. “But I have the strength of my ancestors, the strength of my prayers, and the strength of all of you. We have to keep talking about it, especially to our young people.” Read More
UNITY affiliated youth councils around the country are finding ways to meet to discuss their initiatives and continue their community service projects. Youth on the Yavapai Apache Nation in Arizona met last month via Zoom video conferencing. They are re-organizing as a youth council. By the end of the meeting, the youth decided to work on positive messaging in the community. Some committed to creating posters with positive messages to hang in the community. Others said they would write notes to include in food baskets that were being distributed to the elders. UNITY’s executive director Mary Kim Titla was invited to be a special guest at the meeting.