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Resources From We Decide: Arts, Culture and Voting Power

Learn more about groups working to expand Civic Participation. The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, alongside our friends at Arts & Democracy co-presented We Decide: Arts, Culture, and Voting Power, a webinar focused on how arts, culture, and creative media can reimagine our democracy and revitalize civic participation, with a focus on historically disenfranchised communities. We were thrilled by the outpouring of ideas and enthusiasm to use arts and culture for building toward our 2020 election. If you missed the event or would like to watch it again, here is the link to the recording.

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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!

UNITY Virtual Workshop: Taking Action in 2020 – Civic Engagement in Indian Country

National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Youth Commission officers from around Indian Country will lead a how-to video featuring running for office, registering to vote, ways to engage Native voters under the age of 18, and how to fill-out the Census and talk to family about the Census. Read More

When We All Vote Resources for Native Youth

YOU are the best person to make sure your community is registered and ready to vote.

When We All Vote is a non-partisan effort that believes we can all make a difference in our democracy by inspiring more Americans to make their voices heard at the ballot box. The work begins in our communities — neighbor to neighbor, friend to friend — we can start a conversation about our rights and responsibilities in shaping our democracy. Namely, the responsibility of registering and voting. Just imagine what is possible if we all made our voices heard in every election. In order to work towards this goal, we need YOU. Read More

2020 GETTING OUT THE NATIVE YOUTH VOTE

WE WANT YOU TO BECOME PART OF A NATIVE YOUTH VOTING SQUAD! 

2020 could be the year of the young voter! You can be a part of it. All you have to do is register to vote and encourage one of your peers to do the same. Doing so means performing your first real civic duty! We are looking for Recruit at least 12 youth councils and 5 individuals to sign up to become Youth Squad members for the purposes of recruiting their peers to become new voters!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TODAY

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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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UNITY Welcomes Youth Interns & Volunteers

UNITY recently hosted Amiyah Begay as a youth intern for three weeks through a partnership with the Phoenix Indian Center. She was able to attend UNITY Staff planning meetings and was assigned tasks. UNITY welcomes the opportunity to engage Native Youth in the workplace. Click below to learn more about Amiyah in her Self Introduction. Read More

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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Learning with Alumni: UNITY Lead Trainers’ workshops are now available

UNITY’s heard your feedback! Recent evaluations have requested more time with UNITY Lead Trainers. Thanks to our generous Virtual Conference sponsors, you can now access these additional trainings at no cost! Click below to hear from UNITY Lead Trainers:

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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