Training – UNITY, Inc.

 Free April 9th training! How to nail your virtual presentation!

Virtual connections are now the norm. Have you hosted one but want to hone your skills? Or you’d like to but have reservations? Now’s your chance to learn tips on how to successfully host a virtual discussion, meeting, or fun connection.UNITY Trainers Robert Johnston and Lovina Louie are teaming up to help you with the dos and don’ts of a virtual meet-up. The best part? It’s free!

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Announcement about the new class of UNITY Earth Ambassadors happens on Earth Day

Youth in Action: Sustainable Agriculture
Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 12:01 AM ET
Available on demand until Sunday, April 25, 2021 | 11:59 PM ET 

In celebration of Earth Day, in collaboration with the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), UNITY will announce its 2021 Class of Earth Ambassadors during the NMAI Youth in Action Live broadcast.  UNITY Earth Ambassador and 25 Under 25 Awardee Marco Ovando (Shoshone-Paiute Tribes), Kelsey Ducheneaux-Scott (Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe) and Jack Pashano (Hopi) will also discuss the role traditional ecological knowledge plays in their work as farmers and entrepreneurs.
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UNITY Regional Midyear Meet-Ups for Native Youth

Join the National UNITY Council Executive Committee and Peer Guides as they host Regional UNITY Meet Ups. During the virtual meet-ups, youth councils are invited to gather to grow relationships and work towards goals. These Regional Meet-Ups are a fun networking opportunity and a brainstorming session for how to address community challenges.

Not only will this be an opportunity for your leaders to connect with Native youth in your region, but UNITY would also like your tribe’s feedback in the National Youth Experience Survey (NAYES) launching this month! With your youths’ help, UNITY youth will determine the key regional needs for 2021 and develop strategies to create safe, healthy, and thriving communities.

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Watch and Learn from Emmy Award Winning filmmaker Kyle Bell

Watch and Learn in this free recorded workshop featuring Creek filmmaker Kyle Bell. Bell is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker whose films have been screened at festivals around the world. He was selected for the 2019 Sundance Institute Native Filmmakers Lab, and most recently won the 2020-21 Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, to be mentored by cinema legend Spike Lee. Share with other Native youth in your network to help Inspire Hope in future filmmakers for Indian Country. Read More

In Case You Missed It: Watch Native Scholarship Form webinar

On Thursday, February 18th, UNITY hosted a collaborative online forum to discuss scholarship information and student opportunities with Native American Scholarship foundations. With so many native students looking for available scholarships, UNITY partnered with the American Indian College Fund, American Indian Graduate Center, American Indian Science & Engineering Society and Cobell Scholarship, to bring the discussion to one place. In case you missed it, you can catch the Native Scholarship Forum here, where it is available to watch on UNITY’s youtube channel. Read More

Weekly Resilient Youth Virtual Talking Circle

Resilient Youth Talking Circle:
Join Native Health’s Youth Resiliency Program every Tuesday 4:00 p.m. via Zoom for the Youth Talking Circles. American Indian and Alaskan Native Youth, ages 11-17 years old may participate. Read More

UNITY 25 Under 25 Awardee hosts virtual Self Defense Class

Join this free, virtual self-defense class with UNITY 25 Under 25 Awardee Kylie Hunts-in-Winter, a Black Belt in Kenpo Karate. She is an experienced self-defense Instructor whose Brave Woman Campaign advocates empowering indigenous high school students against violence.

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Youth Ribbon Skirt Making Virtual Workshop

Sew a ribbon skirt in just two class sessions! The instructor will go through a step-by-step process and include some background information on the story of ribbon skirts among American Indian people. This workshop is targeted for high school aged youth. Read More

Virtual Trainings Available: Youth Leadership Days

Calling all adults and high school youth!! Join us for our 10th Annual Youth Leadership Days – the VIRTUAL edition. Participation is FREE for American Indian high school students everywhere.
March 6th and 13th – schedule below is for both days:
  • Parent/adult session is 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
  • Youth Session is 9:30 AM – Noon
  • Click here to view the agenda
  • Hear from Tatanka Means, Jeri Bruno, Robert Johnston, Thosh Collins and many more!!

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UNITY Hosts Native Scholarship Forum

Join the American Indian College Fund and other top Native scholarship providers to learn more about scholarship opportunities available to support your Native youth education.

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