Opportunities – UNITY, Inc.

The effects of COVID-19 on the mental health of Indigenous communities

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In the United States, the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Indigenous communities to a disproportionate degree. In this Special Feature, we bring into focus some of the mental health effects and challenges that Indigenous people face as a result of the pandemic.
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U.S. House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples virtual Native Youth Forum

UNITY Inc.  has been asked to partner with the U.S. House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States to host a virtual Native Youth Forum. Eight members of the U.S. House of Representatives serve on this committee. You can learn more about them here. The tentative date for the forum is Thursday, July 16 (time TBA). The recommended topic for the forum is Mental Health and Healing, which ties into the theme of the upcoming UNITY Virtual Conference “Healing Starts Here.” As you know, Mental Health is a broad topic, which is why we’re conducting a small survey among UNITY’s youth leaders to obtain youth input to help organizers better prepare for the forum.
Your input is valuable. Please take the survey here. All it takes is 3 minutes or less. The deadline to take the survey is midnight, July 6, 2020.

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Save The Dates: 2020 UNITY Virtual Conference: June 25, July 9 & July 23

Participate & WIN for the 2020 UNITY Virtual Conference!
You could receive awesome FREE UNITY SWAG just for logging on!

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July 9 – Second General Assembly

July 15 & 16 – Virtual Regional Caucuses
July 16 – Congressional Forum TBA
July 23 – Third General Assembly, Cultural & Talent Showcase at 10am (PST) 
July 23 – Quarantine Dance Party at 3pm (PST)
July 28 & 29 – Healing Indigenous Lives Native Youth Town Halls Read More

25 Under 25 Awardee featured in NCAI Native Vote Virtual Rally

NCAI Launches 2020 Native Vote Efforts
with Star-Studded Virtual Rally
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NUC Executive Committee Member Anthony Tamez-Pochel, recent UNITY 25 Under 25 Awardee, will be featured in the upcoming Native Vote Virtual Rally. The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) President Fawn Sharp and UNITY Alumni DJ Emcee One will co-host the Native Vote Taking Action in 2020 Virtual Rally. This event will serve as the official kick-off for NCAI’s Native Vote initiative for 2020 and will stream live online via NCAI’s Facebook and YouTube channels to launch voter engagement in one of the most important years for civic engagement in Indian Country.

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UNITY Quarantine Dance Party For Native Youth! Send In your Video for a Chance to Win $100

UNITY Quarantine Dance Party For Native Youth happening the Final Day of The National UNITY Virtual Conference featuring Emceeone!

0pen Call for Videos of YOU Busting Your Moves Doing YOUR  Favorite TikTok Dance

Drawing Winners from Video Submissions for a $100 Cash Prize & 20 UNITY Swag

Live Stream of Dances  July 23, 2020   3 pm Pacific

Click HERE to learn more, & sign up to submit a Dance Video!

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Nominate a Deserving Advisor, Alumni or Youth for these 2020 UNITY Awards

Each year UNITY showcases the best in Indian Country through highlighting a few dedicated community members who embody the spirit of UNITY. Click here to find out more information on scholarships or Nominate a deserving Advisor and Alumni Today.

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BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION FOR UNITY YOUTH NOW OPEN

$6,000 in cash prizes!
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The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) is partnering with UNITY to offer a business plan competition. The winners will be announced at the National UNITY Virtual Conference.

WHAT DO THE WINNING TEAMS WIN?
1st Place $3,000.00 plus 3 complimentary registrations to 2021 National UNITY Conference!
2nd Place $2,000.00 plus 3 complimentary registrations to 2021 National UNITY Conference!
3rd Place $1,000.00 plus 3 complimentary registrations to 2021 National UNITY Conference!
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UNITY Peer Guides featured in National Virtual Native Youth Healing Gathering

The NCUIH Youth Advisory Council , in partnership with the United National Indian Tribal Youth Inc. offered resources and tools for Native youth across Indian Country during a National Virtual Native Youth Healing Gathering. The UNITY Peer Guides were featured as guest presenters to share the Healing Indigenous Lives Initiative and ways they are finding healing through using “Culture As Prevention”.

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Happy Coloring: Museum of Indigenous People Illustration Contest

Stuck at home looking for something creative to do?
The Museum of Indigenous People wants to see your creative coloring on a brand new illustration by Hopi artist Abel Nash (Village of Walpi, Corn Clan).
Send your entry to the MIP and Abel Nash himself will judge the top creative coloring in four age groups. There is no entry fee and this contest is open to everyone!
* Adult Prize (21 & up) – $100, plus a painting by Abel Nash
* Teen Prize (12 to 20 years old) – $50
* Junior Prize (7 to 11 years old) – $25
* Tiny Tot (0 to 6 years old) – $25