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$30,000 in Prize Awards Announced for Native Youth Business Plan Competition at RES 2020

$30,000 in Prize Awards Announced for Native Youth Business Plan Competition at RES 2020
Application Deadline January 8, 2020

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Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation releases eight-part video series highlighting Water First! community partners 


The Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation announces the release of a unique video web series:
“Water First! Journeys of 8 Indigenous Communities”.

The web series captures the inspiring stories of eight Native communities’ efforts to reduce the consumption of sugary-sweetened beverages and increase the consumption of safe drinking water among youth in their community or promote breastfeeding.
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Earth Ambassador creates “How to Compost” video

UNITY Earth Ambassador, Zunneh-Bah Martin (Diné), produced a How to Compost YOUTUBE video. Her message is a call to action to encourage people to take steps with the simple things in everyday life to make a positive imprint on the environment. She also is living the “Zero Waste” way.  Watch for future HOW-TO videos from Zunneh-Bah, Earth Ambassadors and YOU!.  Read More

February Trainings Hosted by the Native Wellness Institute

February Trainings Hosted by the Native Wellness Institute

Held concurrently February 4-6, 2019
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino | Reno, Nevada
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Bezos Scholars Program: Apply by January 31, 2020

Every year, 17 exceptional high school juniors and an educator from each school are selected as Bezos Scholars. Scholars are chosen from across the U.S. and the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa. After spending a week immersed in learning at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Scholars return home and develop a community change project to make a positive difference in their communities. Once selected, Scholars join a global alumni network where they are offered opportunities to connect, collaborate, get inspired, and take action for the greater good. Read More

Tribal College Blanket Design Competition

The American Indian College Fund and Pendleton Woolen Mills are challenging tribal college students to express their culture and identity through original designs for our next tribal college student blanket. Blanket sales will support College Fund scholarships. Textile design experience is not necessary to enter, and student winners will receive the following prizes: Grand Prize Winner – $2,000 cash, $5,000 scholarship, & 6 blankets; 2nd Place Winner – $500 cash & $2,500 scholarship; and 3rd Place Winner – $250 cash & $1,500 scholarship. Read More

2019 State of Native Youth Report: Native Youth Country

From the Center for Native American Youth:

On November 20, the Center for Native American Youth released its annual State of Native Youth report. The report highlights young leaders who are working hard to create a brighter future for tribal nations, the programs that help them do so, and the policy issues that impact their lives. The report also shares what we’ve learned from community meetings with youth and service providers about the priorities and solutions that matter most.

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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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Register for UNITY’s 2020 Conferences Today


Questions about Registration? Contact ATS!
Phone: 985-801-0678 | Fax: 985-809-0300
Join us for the largest Native youth gathering in the nation. UNITY has made it easier for you to register for both conferences in one transaction if you wish!

Click Here for the 2020 UNITY Midyear Conference Program
2020 NUC Midyear Business Meeting Agenda

FRIDAY, February 14 – MONDAY, 17, 2020
CLICK HERE: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Phoenix Tempe
Tempe, Arizona
Conference Rates are $275.00 On-site
 No Refund Policy will be in effect starting February 1, 2020 for the UNITY Midyear Conference.

National UNITY Conference 

FRIDAY, July 3 – TUESDAY, July 7, 2020
CLICK HERE: Washington Marriott Wardman Park
Or call for more info: 877-212-5752
Washington, DC
Early Bird Special Registration Rates – Now to March 1: $300
March 2 – June 26: $350
On-site $400.00

Resources for LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit Youth

Many organizations are doing great work to uplift the voices of our LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit youth by providing resources to share in your tribal and urban communities. The Northwest Portland Indian Area Health Board and WeRNative released a series of fact sheets and toolkits to assist providers in better service delivery for our Two Spirit relatives. You can check them out here: http://www.npaihb.org/2slgbtq/

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