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New Scholarships Available from American Indian College Fund

Full Circle Scholarship is OPEN!

The application is now open for the College Fund’s Full Circle Scholarship for Native students. CLICK HERE to learn more about this fantastic opportunity and apply! Share with your friends at www.collegefund.org/scholarships.

Visit the College Fund’s Student Resources pages to explore these and many more opportunities.

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Your story matters because you matter

“We were all tribal people at one time. No matter where you come from. Learn about your heritage. Your family lineage is an important part of your personal story,” said Mary Kim Titla, UNITY Executive Director, speaking earlier this month at Colorado Mesa University (CMU) in Grand Junction, Colorado. Titla was invited to share her insights about the power of storytelling and how effective storytelling can help others, build confidence, and bring about change. Read More

Resources to Stay Connected: Virtual Youth Council Meetings

Did you know Youth Council members can and should stay connected during this time of social distancing? It is very important for groups to gather together, grow relationships and continue working towards goals and project plans.Meetings can continue to happen using technology. Each Youth Council is unique and has a purpose. Keep that UNITY Fire burning by fanning the flame of each member.

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Native youth friendly Resources for COVID-19

Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB), at the direction of our 43 member tribes, has declared a public health emergency related to COVID-19. NPAIHB strongly recommends that our member tribes, and tribes nationwide, mitigate the pandemic by taking steps to stop the spread of COVID-19, by closing non-essential services within their tribal communities.

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Staying healthy and active during the Covid-19 social distancing

By Joshua Tso
Growing up we thought we would have flying cars and 3D TVs by 2020, and yet we are relearning the importance of washing our hands. Although stress and anxiety are high during this time, it is important to take care of ourselves as well. Taking care of ourselves, not just for our protection against Covid-19, but for our own well-being and health. Read More

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day March 20, 2020

“Resilience + Action: Ending the HIV Epidemic in Native Communities” is the theme for the National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD) 2020 to highlight current health and biomedical strategies and community
responses to HIV/AIDS in tribal and urban communities.
The National Native HIV Network (NNHN) has taken the lead the national coordination of NNHAAD activities, social marketing/social media, and announcements that include NNHAAD website update, national calendar of events, social media, electronic social marketing materials and outreach.

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Responding to Concerning Posts on Social Media

Healthy Native Youth’s website goal is to elevate the engaging, relevant and effective array of American Indian/Alaska Native health promotion curricula and resources! This month’s curricula highlight is Responding to Concerning Posts on Social Media. Read More

Native Youth Healing Gathering Postponed- New Date and Time Coming Soon!

Our partners at National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) have postponed this virtual gathering. UNITY Peer Guides will offer a virtual break out session during the Native Youth Healing Gathering when the new date is announced. Stay tuned for more information www.ncuih.org for more details. Read More

Fact Sheets on COVID-19 from the Urban Indian Health Institute

New fact sheets are available for download from the Urban Indian Health Institute, covering information for Providers at UIOs, Information for Employers, and Information for the General Public. Each can be customized with your logo and local health department information, and posted in your clinic, your offices, and your community to help keep everyone informed preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Also see the CDC website for additional information on Resources for State, Local, Territorial and Tribal Health Departments here.