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#GenIndigenous Response Fund 2019 Grant Application Period Now Open

#GenIndigenous Response Fund
2019 Grant Application Period
NOW OPEN

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American Indian College Fund Scholarship Notices

Visit the College Fund’s Student Resources pages for additional information about scholarships and follow the links included in the following descriptions for additional information about the featured scholarships.

Cobell Graduate Fellowship: $5,000 is available for research supporting a Native student’s graduate thesis or doctoral dissertation research. Learn more
about this funding and apply HERE!

Twelve $5,000 Scholarships: $5,000 undegrad, graduate, community college and military scholarships are available from SR Education Group four times a year. Next deadline is Sept 29th Read More

Nevada Native youth embrace past, present at future at summer camp

About 60 Native students participated in the first ever Native American Cultural Summer Camp sponsored by the Nevada Indian Education program held last month in Lake Tahoe. On the first day, the youth and adult participants, gathered on the lake shore to pray and ask the lake, known by the Washoe tribe as Da.aw, for blessings and for permission to gather nearby for a few days. The youth were instructed to touch the water and bless their bodies with the water.

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Join the Indigi-Wellness Champion Campaign Contest

Calling all UNITY Wellness Warriors to join the Indigi-Wellness Champion Campaign Contest! You could win these amazing prizes by posting photo. As part of UNITY’s ongoing efforts to promote mental wellness, we partnered with the National Council of Urban Indian Health, to launch this online campaign contest from September 10-20, 2019!

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UNITY is now Hiring

Join our circle! UNITY is seeking dynamic, organized, and creative individuals with great people skills for the following job:
Fund Development Manager

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Intergenerational Call to Action for Earth Advocates

Continuing the legacy of environmental advocates, the 2019-2020 Circle of Earth Ambassadors included intergenerational teachings to engage UNITY Youth Councils in service projects. Community elders and UNITY alumni participation was made possible through the financial support of a a National Park with an initiative “Connecting with Our Homelands” to foster intergenerational sharing through Hopa Mountain, Inc. Generations of Earth Ambassadors gathered to launch this year’s environmental call to action.

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Earth Ambassadors Florida Environmental Excursion

Kayaking and cleaning a river wasn’t on the agenda during the 2019 National UNITY Conference but that’s exactly what the UNITY Earth Ambassadors (EA) did while in Orlando, Florida. The group snuck away on Saturday, July 6 to join members of the Central Florida Recon at the Econlockhatchee River for a cleaning expedition using kayaks, buckets and trash grabbers.  This was coordinated by Frank Weaver, Environmental Protector and Filmmaker. The group recovered 54 pounds of trash, 6 tires, mattress springs and 5 fish hooks. The Central Florida Recon team were given gifts from the EAs in appreciation.

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UNITY Advisory Cohort empowers Native youth voice

Get to know the newest UNITY Peer Guide Cohort and learn more about their passion for advocating for “non-traditional” Native youth leadership. UNITY has recruited this diverse group of youth mentors, to design and facilitate six regional trainings across the nation. These trainings will empower Native youth to speak out about critical aspects of juvenile justice and delinquency prevention efforts within their home communities.

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UNITY partners with ASU Cronkite and ABC 15 for UNITY News!

The 2019 National UNITY Conference kicked off with a one-of-a-kind communications training featuring some of the best multi-media instructors in Arizona. The bootcamp was made possible through a partnership with Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Mass Communication and Journalism. The camp also featured Colton Shone, the morning anchor for KOB Eyewitness News Today in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Prior to working at KOB, Colton was a reporter in Phoenix in both television at CBS 5 News and radio at KTAR-FM.

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UNITY names leadership team to support National Leadership Initiative

UNITY, Inc. has named two individuals with extensive experience in Indian country to spearhead the national Healing Indigenous Lives Initiative in partnership with the Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).  The cooperative agreement provides funding to engage Native American youth and youth serving programs in a national initiative that builds on the successes of the past efforts and the Today’s Native Leaders program. Over the next two years, the initiative will hold six regional trainings to gather Native youth feedback on how best to support and enhance Native youth engagement, coordination, and action related to cultural prevention, with a focus on juvenile justice and delinquency prevention in Indian country.

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