Training – UNITY, Inc.

UNITY youth develop new training with Peer Guides

The Healing Indigenous Lives Initiative (HILI) kicked off 2020 planning with a listening session in the Salt River community in Arizona on Saturday, January 18th, 2020 in partnership with the Young River Peoples Youth Council. The Healing Indigenous Lives Initiative, a partnership between UNITY and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), seeks to increase engagement with youth who have experienced trauma and bring awareness to public safety issues in Indian country. The listening session brought together over 70 Native youth from various Arizona communities with the goal of providing feedback on the proposed Healing Indigenous Lives Initiative curriculum. Read More

Strengthening Sovereign Responses to Sex Trafficking in Indian Country and Alaska

On behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, the Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition, Mending the Sacred Hoop, Men as Peacemakers, and the Tribal Law and Policy Institute; we would like to extend an invitation to attend the Strengthening Sovereign Responses to Sex Trafficking in Indian Country and Alaska Conference, at El Conquistador Tucson, A Hilton Resort; located in Tucson, Arizona, January 28-30, 2020.

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National Indian Child Welfare Association Register Early for 2020 Conference to Receive Earlybird Rates

The 38th Annual Protecting Our Children Conference is fast approaching. Less than three months remain until the start of conference. Join NICWA in Denver, Colorado, from March 29–April 1 for this Alaska Native child advocacy training opportunity. The early bird deadline is February 28. Be sure to register and pay early to receive the discounts. Read More

2020 Native Scholarship Forum

#NativeScholarshipForum  “On Friday, February 21st at noon (MST), the 3 largest Native scholarship providers will come together for one event to share opportunities with Native students, parents and institutions to strengthen us all!

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Calling all NUC Reps to register for this year’s Peer Leaders Training

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.

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Your Voice is Vital: Sign up for the NIHB Pre-Conference Listening Session

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.


Call for 2020 Speed Workshop Submissions

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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UNITY News Communications Bootcamp is back

Free Training! Become a digital Storyteller!

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.

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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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