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RSVP to Participate in the Live Broadcast of the 2019 Midyear Business Meeting

2018-2019 Executive CommitteeFor the first time ever the National UNITY Council’s Business Meeting will be broadcast Live! If your UNITY Membership is in good standing you can RSVP at the link below to participate remotely. (All names will be reviewed and approved before the meeting)  

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Affiliated UNITY Youth Councils can Sign Up Two Representatives to attend and vote during the meeting from anywhere in the United States. Have them log in at 10:30 AM (MST) on Sunday, Feb 17, 2019
RSVP TODAY at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/regist…/7434448323168259073

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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Award-winning performers to headline leadership conference for Native Youth

Frank Waln
Photo credit: Tomas Karmelo Amaya
Dr. Evan Adams
Photo courtesy of Dr. Adams

American hip hop artist Frank Waln, and actor turned medical physician Dr. Evan Adams, will give motivational presentations at the United National Indian Tribal Youth’s (UNITY) annual midyear conference, February 15-18, 2019, at Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. Read More

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

2019 Udall Native American Congressional Internship

The 2019 Udall Native American Congressional Internship offers a unique opportunity to gain professional leadership experience in Washington, D.C. Candidates should demonstrate academic excellence, leadership qualities, and an interest in working with Native American/Alaska Native issues and policy. Interns work in congressional and federal agency offices and are provided round-trip airfare, lodging, per diem, and an educational stipend. The ten-week program begins May 29th and ends August 2nd. Application deadline is January 31st. Visit the Udall Foundation website for more information.