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UNITY Wellness Challenge: Video Contest

Win Complementary Registrations to the 2019 National UNITY Conference by telling UNITY about your wellness events and service projects! To celebrate the third year of UNITY Wellness Warriors, Native youth can create a short 3 minute video to be entered to win 3 Free Registrations. Three Youth Council videos will be selected to be featured at the UNITY Wellness Warriors Summit in Orlando, FL this July!

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UNITY Youth Crowned ASU Royalty

Not just one, but two UNITY 25 Under 25 awardees and former National UNITY Executive Committee members were crowned as Mr. and Miss Indian Arizona State University at the recent scholarship pageant. Congratulations to Tashoni Morales, of the Tachi-Yokut/Te-Moak W. Shoshone tribes, and Lance Sanchez, of the Tohono O’odham Nation, as they continue to inspire the Native youth across Arizona.

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“Opportunity for Unity: Our Home is Here” Initiative

Native youth voice is powerful. One way of expressing that voice is through the adoption of a national initiative by the National UNITY Council (NUC). The initiative paves the way for UNITY youth and others to take part in a special movement and to help make an impact in Indian Country. After much reflection by the NUC’s affiliated youth councils and elected youth leaders, UNITY is pleased to announce “Opportunity for Unity: Our Home is Here” initiative.

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Nike’s Native American & Friends Network Partners with National Center and UNITY to Provide Employment Resources for Indian Country

The National Center, Nike’s Native American & Friends Network and UNITY come together to co-host event introducing new Native Edge portal at the Nike Factory Store at Wild Horse Pass, Gila River Indian Community

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AIHEC Student President TaNeel Filesteel

UNITY Youth Leader and former UNITY 25 Under 25 Leadership Award recipient TaNeel Filesteel elected the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) Student President for 2019-2020. TaNeel is from the Fort Belknap Agency, in Montana and is currently studying Tribal Governance and Administration at Salish Kootenai College in Pablo, Montana.

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Dozens of youth councils watch UNITY’s first Wellness Warrior Virtual conference

With months of planning and in partnership with Arizona State University, UNITY successfully hosted its first ever virtual conference earlier this month. Through UNITY’s Wellness Warrior Program, funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, UNITY spearheaded the free event with as many as 20 watch parties participating. In all, it’s estimated a few hundred viewers logged on from around Indian Country to participate in the live general sessions and online breakouts. Many of the watch parties were hosted by youth councils.

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UNITY highlighted at Reservation Economic Summit

UNITY’s Executive Director Mary Kim Titla, 2nd from left, promotes UNITY at the Reservation Economic Summit. Courtesy Ana May Kasak

Imagine an opportunity to speak about youth empowerment, youth voice, higher education, STEM and community service in front of hundreds of people. The opportunity for UNITY and other non-profits happened last month during a panel presentation at the Reservation Economic Summit (RES) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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2019 National UNITY Conference Call for Workshop Presenters

UNITY is seeking those interest in conducting a workshop at the 2019 National UNITY Conference taking place July 4-8, 2019 in Orlando, Florida!

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Nevada Native youth voices are heard at education summit

Native American youth representing tribes in Nevada and around the country shared their ideas about equity in education and how UNITY impacted their lives as part of a youth panel at the 12th Annual American Indian Alaska Native Education Summit Health recently in Reno, Nevada. About nine students, mostly representing the Reno Sparks Indian Colony, Fort Mc Dermitt Paiute Shoshone Tribe and Yerington Paiute Tribes, spoke to the theme “Equity, A voice for all students.” The student panelists were also challenged to speak about the importance of a UNITY youth council and how UNITY impacted their lives.

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UNITY Wellness Warriors Virtual Conference “Indigenous Approaches to Wellness”

Please join us for UNITY’s first ever Wellness Warrior Virtual Conference! In efforts to be inclusive of Native youth who are unable to attend our Conferences in person, we are live-streaming this free interactive training for Youth Councils to watch together! Contact us for ideas on hosting your own Watch Party!  The virtual conference will be held Friday, April 5, 2019 from 12pm-4pm MST/PT.  Read More