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UNITY Awarded W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grant; Now Hiring for New Program



NOVEMBER 3, 2016 – MESA, AZ – With continued efforts and great strides to promote and address racial healing and equity in the U.S., the W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded the United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY) a $763,124 grant over a three-year period. The grant will support UNITY’s newest program called the UNITY Wellness Warriors Project. The new program aims to increase the awareness of the need for and benefits of adopting a lifestyle that incorporates a culturally-relevant and measurable personal wellness plan that will lead to transformational change.

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Free Leadership Training for Native Youth Offered in Anchorage, Alaska

Mesa, Arizona
—Motivational trainer Robert Johnston, Choctaw, recording artist and speaker Marcus Guinn, Osage and Potawatomi, and peer trainer Leslie Locklear, Lumbee, are teaming up to offer free leadership training for up to 80 American Indian and Alaska Native youth from September 30 to October 2 in Anchorage, Alaska.  United National Indian Tribal Youth, also known as UNITY, in partnership with the Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is hosting the “Today’s Native Leaders” (TNL) youth leadership event at the Anchorage Sheraton Hotel and Spa. There is no registration fee.
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Suicide Prevention Gathering Promotes Healing Among Native Youth and Communities

UNITY holds special UNITY Fire gathering
on World Suicide Prevention Day

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SEPTEMBER 14, 2016 – MESA, AZ – More than 40 Native youth and adults gathered last Saturday at the UNITY headquarters in Mesa, Arizona for a special evening that coincided with World Suicide Prevention Day. The UNITY Fire gathering, led by Sheldon Smith, Navajo, and Ron Interpreter, Navajo, offered prayers and explained the importance of the evening. Read More

UNITY among nonprofits participating at White House gathering



Phoenix Indian Center, Inc. and United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. among 12 organizations selected nationally to provide storytelling on how they, through culture and skill building, improve the lives and opportunities for American Indian youth

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UNITY Seeks Education and Career Partners for Native Youth Education & Career Expo

Education institutions, armed forces, businesses, corporations and government agencies have an opportunity to interact with as many as 2,000 American Indian and Alaska Native youth at the National UNITY Conference from July 22-26, 2016 in Oklahoma City. UNITY will host an Education & Career Expo on Monday, July 25, at the Oklahoma City Renaissance Convention Center. The Education & Career Expo promises to be a premier event that will highlight exhibitors and workshops to help youth create strategies that will lead to promising educational and career futures.

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UNITY Embraces Diversity and Inclusiveness

The UNITY organization is, for the first time in its history, providing resources for deaf and hard of hearing Native American youth to attend its annual conference in Oklahoma City this summer. Read More


Honorees to be recognized at the 2016 National UNITY Conference in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (better known as UNITY) has announced the second class of its “25 Under 25 Native Youth Leaders” national recognition program that honors Native American and Alaska Native youth. The program, which launched in 2014 and is awarded every other year, recognizes and celebrates the achievements of Native youth leaders under the age of 25, who embody UNITY’s core mission and exudes living a balanced life developing their spiritual, mental, physical and social well-being.

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Call for Workshop Submissions

UNITY is now accepting workshop submissions for the 2016 National UNITY Conference taking place July 22-26, 2016 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The National UNITY Conference is expected to have more than 2,000 Native youth and advisors from across the country, representing tribal and urban communities, and making it UNITY’s largest gathering to date! UNITY serves Native American and Alaska Native youth ages 14-24 years old. Content should be appealing and directed to youth in this age range. Read More

Golda Cook Scholarship

GoldCookphotoIn honor of the life of Golda Cook (1913 – 2005) and her on-going support of UNITY, especially in the organization’s early years, Golda’s friends, family, and UNITY trustees have made contributions to establish the Golda Cook Memorial Fund. UNITY will award two individuals (one young woman and one young man) $1,000 each, during the 2016 National UNITY Conference.

Application deadline is Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Click here for application and criteria.

New UNITY App Coming Soon

Exciting news! On April 16, 2016, UNITY’s 40th Birthday, an application will launch to support a new UNITY program, which was announced during the UNITY Midyear Conference in February. The “Fitness 40 Challenge” is a program that encourages Native youth to dedicate at least 40 minutes of activity, 4 times a week, to benefit personal health, and physical and mental well-being.
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