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Training Opportunity: Introduction to Motivational Interviewing: Part 1

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing: Part 1
Hosted By: National American Indian and Alaska Native ATTC
January 20, 2021
9-10:30am AKT/ 10-11:30am PT/ 11-12:30pm MT/ 12-1:30pm CT/ 1-2:30pm ET

This webinar series presents the basic concepts of Motivational Interviewing (MI), its relationship to those individuals facing change, especially in this unprecedented season of pandemic. This training is for helpers who work with American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIAN). It is intended to elicit recognition of natural skill in engaging ambivalent clients, and go deeper by connecting innate ability with the evidence based practice of MI. The material is applicable to many helping roles including professionals in behavioral health

It’s the announcement you have all been waiting for — news about UNITY’s Annual Mid-Year and National Conferences!

The Mid-Year Conference will be an entirely virtual conference on Friday, April 23. Mid-Year will be hosted in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.
The National Conference will be an in-person event on July 2-6 in Dallas, TX. There will be a virtual component for all who cannot attend in-person.

Registration for both conferences and hotel booking will open the week of January 24.
Stay tuned for more details coming soon on UNITY’s website! 

We are looking forward and planning for UNITY’s Annual Mid-Year and National Conferences, but please know we are closely monitoring news around the current COVID-19 pandemic and the potential of continued restrictions on large gatherings. The safety and well-being of our youth, advisors, and staff is of the utmost importance to us, and we are taking that into consideration when making plans.

Idyllwild Arts Open House for Native Students interested in World Class Arts Education

Join us for one of four online Information sessions designed specifically for Native American students, families, and parents curious about the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program (all ages) or Idyllwild Arts Academy (grades 9-12 + postgrad). Faculty, alumni, and staff will share information about attending high school or summer camp on our beautiful mountain campus in the middle of Cahuilla Country, as well as about our online learning options, our new Gap Year program, and scholarship opportunities. Each session is a one-stop shop packed with information.

Dates:   Thursday, January 21, 2021, 4pm PST
               Thursday, February 25, 2021, 4pm PST
               Thursday, March 25, 2021, 4pm PST


Oh yes! We have scholarships for the following workshop (all supplies included!) check it out! 

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Apply for up to $1000 to lead an online/virtual event or project

Are you an Indigenous youth aged 13-30!?
Apply for up to $1000 to lead an online/virtual event or project!

The #IndigenousYouthRise COVID-19 support fund is a grant to support Indigenous youth and promote community wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic! Read More

Indigenous 20 Something Project Gathering

The Native Wellness InstituteCenter for Native American Youth and, We R Native are partnering together “calling in” all Indigenous young people, who are in their late teens through early 30’s, to come join in on this unique collaboration where we will gather virtually to learn, share, connect and strategize ways to help this generation let go of things that no longer serve them in a good way and how to better live a life of balance.

The gathering will take place January 19 & 20, 2021. Registration is FREE for all attendees! For more information, click here. Read More

TikTok resources for Advisors & Parents to keep Youth Safe

With Tik Tok’s popularity on the rise among teens, we wanted to give parents a resource to understand the app and how they can protect their children. All Connect developed an in-depth resource provides parents and guardians with information on what Tik Tok is, how kids can be kept safe while using the app and how parents can monitor and track what their kids are doing on the app.
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10 Scholarships for 2021 Native Students

Premier Nursing Academy has compiled an up-to-date list of scholarships for BIPOC and marginalized students that has been triple-checked. I am confident that each opportunity is relevant, valuable, and will be awarded during the ’20-’21 school year (with many deadlines in January and February) or will renew next summer.

Scholarship for Healthcare and Nursing Students of Historically Underrepresented Groups
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Victims and Survivors Guide to Domestic Violence During the Pandemic

We understand it’s important to provide individuals with resources for safe living conditions as many may be experiencing abuse in their households due to current stay-at-home orders. MyMove informative guide provides a detailed infographic of the types of abuse and barriers when leaving relationships, tips on emergency planning and tech safety, along with support programs for housing, immigration, and financial independence.

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Vital Roles & Healthy Goals for Native Youth

A key element of  UNITY’s mission is to foster the spiritual, mental, physical, and social development of American Indian and Alaska Native youth. 

What does this mean to you as an individual? What does this mean to your place in your Family, Youth Council or Community? 

Let’s talk about Roles. Have you ever thought about the different roles you have? Just being born signs you up for roles, such as; Brother, Sister, Daughter, Son, Niece, Granddaughter, Grandson, Uncle, Auntie and Cousin. You are a friend and neighbor. You became a student and doors opened to be a club member, team member, employee and coworker. You are a member of your Nation or Tribe. Cultural roles in ceremony are singers, dancers and spiritual leaders. Gifts and talents emerge, as you have grown up. You may be discovering or cultivating your role as an artist, musician, athlete, writer and speaker. You may be a gifted student in specific areas of study, like math or science. You may fill the role of an advocate and activist for a social or environmental cause. There are many roles. Your range of roles are vital to you and others. What are yours?                                                                                                                                                                Read More

National Mentoring Month Toolkit & Resources

What if we all decided to turn up our impact?
How would we strengthen our communities?
How would we change the world? 

Change multiplies each time someone is inspired by greater possibilities. It starts with someone like you committing to one act of support, which motivates someone else to advocate for progress. And then it builds, from one connection to the next, until entire communities are moved to action. That’s the power of mentoring — both mentor and mentee grow together, seeing the world through each other’s eyes.

Mentoring amplifies change, one relationship at a time. This National Mentoring Month, let’s raise our voices and make the world a place of opportunity for all. Join us by using hashtags #MentoringMonth and #MentoringAmplifies to share throughout the month! Read More