This program for Native American and Alaska Native undergraduate (juniors/seniors), graduate, and law students offers a unique opportunity to gain professional leadership experience in Washington, D.C. Our fully-funded, ten-week summer internship in Washington, D.C., offers distinctive opportunities for Native American and Alaska Native students who are interested in learning more about the Federal legislative process while gaining an insider’s view of the government’s unique trust relationship with Tribes.
In this episode TYRC highlights the Lower Sioux Indian Community (Cansa’yapi – Where they mark the trees red) Tribal Youth Program from the Minnesota River Valley area in Minnesota and their use of mentorship and coming of age ceremonies to promote health and wellness in Mdewakanton Dakota youth.
Once a year UNITY dedicates time for leadership development trainings of the National UNITY Council representatives. We invite one young man and one young woman to serve as your Youth Council representatives. Take advantage of this free training opportunity for your youth leaders to have hands on training with UNITY Leaders before the upcoming Midyear Conference. The Peer Leaders Training will take place on Friday, February 14 from 8:30 – 12:00 pm at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Phoenix Tempe, Arizona.
The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is partnering with the Indian Health Service and UNITY to host a 90-minute listening session on HIV. The session is designed for Native youth 18 years or older to voice their thoughts, opinions, stories, insights and perspectives on how HIV is being addressed or could be better addressed in their communities. All input is confidential, and the ideas will be summarized in a report to the Indian Health Service. This is a chance to voice your opinion about how to end this epidemic in Indian Country. Snacks will be provided. Participation is completely voluntary. Come and share in a safe and non-judgmental setting. Your voice is vital to the movement to end this epidemic.
This is a free additional training opportunity open to any indigenous youth 14 to 24 years old to occur before UNITY’s 2020 Midyear Conference.
The National Day of Racial Healing is just two weeks away, on Jan. 21, 2020. It’s a day set aside to share truth, deepen relationships and build trust in order to create a more just and equitable world. You’re invited to join conversations online, in your communities and at home. Read More
UNITY is now accepting submissions for Speed Workshops to be conducted during the 2020 UNITY Midyear Conference.
Similar to speed dating, presenters will have 25 minutes with each group of 10-12 Native youth participants, rotating between tables based on topics that interest them. Topics may include career, culture, education, environment, or a subject of your choice.
Peer-led workshops are highly encouraged. The submission deadline is Wednesday, January 15, 2020
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Thanks to its partnership with Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, UNITY is excited to announce the UNITY News Communications Camp to be held on February 13-14, 2020, right before the start of the 2020 UNITY Midyear Conference in Tempe, Arizona at the Doubletree Hilton.
Twenty-one youth between the ages of 16 and 19 from around the country came together to participate in an IWGYP-sponsored listening session in Chevy Chase, MD, in October 2018. These youth informed the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP) that decisions about education and careers were among the most important in their lives — a distinction shared only with decisions about identity, access to healthcare, and healthy relationships. Read More