Opportunities – UNITY, Inc.

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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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.

Food Sovereignty: Free Wellness Warriors Webinar

Join us, for UNITY’s first Webinar Wednesday of 2019, on Wednesday, January 30th. This month’s webinar will feature Twila Cassadore, of the San Carlos Apache Tribe, presenting on traditional foods diet and her work on food sovereignty. Twila has been working with San Carlos Apache, White Mountain Apache, and Yavapi peoples for the past 25 years, conducting interviews with elders to bring information back into the community to address health and social problems. Twila described the importance of foods like grass seeds and acorn seeds to the diets of Apaches before people were moved onto reservations and became reliant on rations, and later, commodities. Our one-hour webinar will begin at 5pm Eastern. Sign up and tune in for our healthy foods presentation. Read More

Call for Speed Workshop Presenters 2019

Do you have an interesting topic you would like to present and discuss with Native youth at the UNITY Midyear Conference?
CLICK HERE to Submit your speed workshop idea by Friday, January 11, 2019! 

Similar to speed dating, presenters will have 25 minutes with each group (total of 3) of Native youth participants. The youth will then rotate between tables of topics that interest them. UNITY is seeking presenters to lead discussions on environmental issues, education, career development, wellness, cultural teachings and much more. Click ‘read more’ for more information and to submit your workshop!

Digital Exchange Program Seeking Native Students

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Project Exchange’s Digital Exchange Program’s main purpose is to simulate a “study abroad” experience digitally to promote cross-cultural collaboration among participants. In this 10 week program, student participants will be able to establish a basic understanding of their student match’s culture. This is the first program all participants start out with and topics such as day-to-day life, school, holidays, traditions, food, etc. will be explored (further detailed below). Each week involves one video call and follow-up activity, with call/activity guides for each session to guide the conversation. For more information, you can take a look at our website here. Read More

UNITY Wellness Challenge: 3rd place raffle winner announced

It’s not too late to join!

This Friday, January 4, UNITY will give away our 2nd place prize pack including:
• Limited Edition Skoden Swag
• $25 gift card
• One (1) Complimentary 2019 Midyear Conference Registration

You have until Jan. 11th to enter the challenge. Learn More about the challenge by clicking HERE

How to Enter the UNITY Wellness Challenge

Invitation to participate in a special Wellness Warriors challenge

UNITY’s mission, in part, is to, “help build a STRONG, unified, and self-reliant NATIVE AMERICA through greater youth involvement.” The Wellness Warriors project helps achieve this goal by offering tools and activities that promote better health and wellness among the nation’s Native youth. Read More