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Read UNITY’s Annual Report

2020 is a year many will remember for different reasons. 

In UNITY’s second annual report, you will read how the organization navigated through an unprecedented pandemic. When challenges abound, teamwork is key. This past year so many people stepped up to the plate to ensure UNITY stayed the course to reach Native youth around the country. To sum it up in a few words, it’s been a year of opportunities. In this annual report, you will read about:

  • The Top Ten Issues selected by Native youth
  • Resolutions to promote healing and revitalize cultural environmental teachings
  • A Congressional Oversight Hearing to address mental health issues
  • Webinars featuring Native youth movers and shakers
  • Innovative trainings developed for youth by youth
  • Town Halls addressing safety and advocacy

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Laughter is Good Medicine

The best times of UNITY are when smiles are wide and there is a harmony of laughter. It is good to have daily doses of soulful laughter. Scientific studies show that laughter creates positive bonds between people. Laughter relieves stress, anxiety, and. It can lead to resilience and recovery.

Chance Rush, Hidatsa, is one of UNITY’s Youth Trainers. He has major gifts besides Training. He is an MC, Actor and Speaker, but did you know that he is a Comedian?

”Comedy was my form of communication. It can help me get through so many conversations. I owe a lot of my opportunities To my sense of humor”  said Chance.“I see Comedy as an art form. Always practice on being funny. Never laugh at your own jokes because the focus is your audience!” Read More

Native youth testimonies help push Suicide Prevention Act 

The Native American Suicide Prevention Act, sponsored by Arizona Congressman Grijalva, was a key provision in the latest $900 Billion COVID-19 relief package passed by Congress last month. The Native American Suicide Prevention Act requires states to work with tribes and tribal entities when implementing suicide prevention programs. Last July, four UNITY youth leaders testified during a Mental Health and Healing Oversight Hearing hosted by the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States. According to Congressman Grijalva’s office, the hearing played a major role in the development of the Native American Suicide Prevention Act. Read More

Native Youth Sing Series with Uriah Littlehoop

#NativeYouthSing Series – Native American Heritage Month: We’re excited to announce our next invited singer of our UNITY “Native Youth Sing Series,” Ms. Uriah Littlehoop who is from the Oglala/Sicangu Lakota and Diné Nations. Join us tomorrow for another evening of beautiful songs and stories. Listen & learn with UNITY’s recorded Live session with Uriah here.  Read More

Apache youth share in Native Youth Sing Series

Our next invited singer of our UNITY “Native Youth Sing Series,” Mr. Josiah Dawahoya from the San Carlos Apache Tribe. Join us this evening as we hear beautiful songs from the San Carlos Apache people. The future of Indian Country is promising. In celebration of National Native American Heritage month, UNITY calls on Native youth from across the globe to lift up their voices and sing for wellness and a brighter future. Listen and Learn to this recorded session here.

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Hopi Singers: Virtual Blessings for NNAHM

Watch & Learn: The #NativeYouthSing Native American Heritage Month Live Q&A series have continued throughout the month as different youth singers share their songs of gratitude around a “Virtual UNITY Fire” for all to enjoy. The latest guest on UNITY’s  “Native Youth Sing Series,” was Mr. Justin Secakuku anf Kyle from the Hopi Nation. The future of Indian Country is promising. Our songs carry good medicine that our people need right now. Read More

Learning with UNITY Alumnus Michael Preston

Recent Gila River Indian Community UNITY alumnus Michael Preston shared his knowledge and perspectives with UNITY advisors working with local youth councils as part of UNITY’s Fall 2020 Webinar Series. Michael took part in a webinar called “Youth Participation in the Decision-Making Process” He share many interactive communication tools and applications to engage youth in the decision-making process. 

As a youth, Michael started his journey in leadership development by serving as the President of the Akimel O’odham/Pee-Posh Youth Council. He was also an active member of the National Youth Network. His training and experience provided him the opportunity to serve as the Male Co-President of the National UNITY Council in 2001.

 

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Native Youth Sing Series: featuring Lindyn Hill

We’re excited to announce our first invited singer of our UNITY “Native Youth Sing Series,” Mr. Lindyn Hill from the Mohawk Nation. Join us this evening as we hear beautiful songs from the Mohawk Nation. You’re going to need some sunglasses because the future of Indian Country is bright. Read More

Songs of Healing: Featuring Kaya Littleturtle

Join us this evening for our Native American Heritage Month Kick Off Event with Kaya Littleturtle from the Warpaint Singers! For the month of November, we will be highlighting Native youth singers through our UNITY Instagram LIVE page. Read More

Native Youth Honoring our Veterans through Song

Thank you to UNITY Youth leader @littlebear2k10 for joining us and rendering a special honor song for our Veterans. If you know a Veteran, share this video with him and thank them for their service to our Great Nation. Be sure to follow @littlebear2k10 as well and be inspired. #NativeYouth #NAHM #VeteransDay Read More