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The National Center and UNITY Announces Winners of Business Plan Competition for Youth

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development presented two students a $1,500 check during the National UNITY Conference in Orlando, Florida for winning the Business Plan Competition for Youth. The contest was held in partnership with UNITY. The competition required high school and college-aged participants to develop a business plan and pitch their idea to a panel of experts. We are pleased to announce that Joseph Davis from Gila River Indian Community and Rachel Arthur from Colville Confederated Tribes won the competition for their idea to create a coffee shop called Aesthetic Coffee Co.

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Take a Survey to Win Free 2020 National UNITY Conference Registrations

Dear 2019 National UNITY Conference Attendee,
Thank you so much for taking part in the 2019 National UNITY Conference. This year’s conference certainly will be one to remember.Would you like a chance to win three complimentary registrations for the 2020 National UNITY Conference in Washington, DC?

SURVEY LINK:
 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/UNITYFL2019

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Quick links: IMPORTANT UNITY DEADLINES

June 28, 2019 the following are DUE to the UNITY Office:

  • Youth Council and Individual Member End of the Year Reports Note: One Youth Council will be selected for the UNITY Youth Council of the Year Award based on these reports
    To Be Considered in “Good Standing” with Voting Rights, this report Must be filled out by June 28th
  • Pay Membership Dues Here: Membership Renewal
    • Note: Only those who pay before this date will be able to vote and participate in the Business Meeting during the National Conference.  On-site Membership Payments will only allow members to vote during the 2020 MidYear Conference.

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Win Prizes by Attending these UNITY Wellness Warriors Webinars in June

Sign up for upcoming June webinars for chances to win Target Gift Cards and Limited Edition UNITY Swag at each webinar! Those who RSVP will be emailed a recorded copy of the training to watch on your own. Take advantage of these Free Tools for your Youth Councils by signing up at the links below:

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2019 Eddie Wadda Alumni of the Year Award

Pictured:  Layha Spoonhunter, 2018 Alumni of the Year Award

Do you know a UNITY alum who should be recognized for their outstanding achievement and contributions to the Native American community? UNITY is accepting nominations for its prestigious Eddie Wadda Alumni of the Year award.

NOMINATION FORM: https://forms.gle/UqoMndMMnhpq9rWw7

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2019 JR Cook Advisor of the Year Award

Effective and successful youth councils consistently have a few commonalities:
1.) An advisor who is involved;
2.) Who provides wise counsel and guidance; and
3.) Is willing to work closely with youth council members as they make and carry out their decisions and related activities

Pictured: 2018 JR Cook Advisor of the year, Ashley Dillion (San Carlos Apache Tribe)

Honor your Advisor and nominate them for the 2019 JR Cook Advisor of the Year! FORM: https://forms.gle/4sGfEe9xkLLvj57X6

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2019 Golda Cook Scholarship presented by the American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC)

In honor of the life of Golda Cook (1913 – 2005) and her on-going support of UNITY, especially in the organization’s early years, Golda’s friends, family, and UNITY trustees established the Golda Cook Memorial Fund.

UNITY awards two students (one young woman and one young man), who demonstrate community service and leadership. The scholarships, $1000 each, will be announced and awarded during the 2019 National UNITY Conference banquet in Orlando, Florida.

Golda Cook Scholarships Form: https://forms.gle/BDA873GWrXuGmzr76

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Watch & Win: Host Your Own Watch Party for UNITY’s First Virtual Conference


Watch & Win: One lucky Youth Council Watch Party will Win 4 National Conference Registrations
Please join us for UNITY’s first ever Wellness Warrior Virtual Conference! In efforts to be inclusive of Native youth who are unable to attend our Conferences in person, we are live-streaming this free interactive training for Youth Councils to watch together! Contact us for ideas on hosting your own Watch Party!  Read More

Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 UNITY Earth Ambassadors Program

United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc,. (UNITY) has announced that the application process is now open for the 2019 class of its Earth Ambassadors Leadership Program. The environmental stewardship program (which was started in the 1990’s) was re-established in 2015 with the support of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. Read More