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UNITY at Native American Fish & Wildlife Conference

Partnerships are important to UNITY so when an opportunity became available for a presentation at the annual Native American Fish and Wildlife conference, UNITY jumped at the chance. The conference, sponsored by the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (NAFWS) held last month at the Gila River Wild horse Pass Casino Hotel, drew about 200 attendees from around the country.

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UNITY at 2019 Four Bears Pow Wow

For years, the Four Bears Pow Wow has marked the beginning of the pow wow season on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota. It has grown to a three-day celebration of American Indian dance and culture.

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Anchor Competition Deadline June 7th

YOU CAN BE THE NEXT UNITY NEWS ANCHOR!

The UNITY NEWS ANCHOR CONTEST provides UNITY Members with the opportunity to be of one of two news anchors for UNITY News segments that will be shown during the 2019 National UNITY Conference in Orlando, Florida.

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Announcing UNITY’s New Peer Guides Cohort

Congratulations to a new class of UNITY youth leaders! Twelve young people have been named to UNITY’s OJJDP Peer Guide program, which builds on the successes of the past Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) National Intertribal Youth Leadership efforts and the Today’s Native Leaders program. The three-year initiative will support and enhance Native youth engagement, coordination, and action related to community support systems, cultural approaches to restorative justice, with a focus on juvenile justice and delinquency prevention in Indian country. UNITY looks forward to working with this diverse group of youth leaders and mentors, who will design and facilitate intensive trainings aimed to reach at risk Native youth throughout the country.

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UNITY 25 Under 25 attends Dreamstarter Academy in Washington DC

Congrats to Freddy Gipp, 25, Apache Tribe of Oklahoma, for being named a Dreamstarter! Olympic Gold medalist Billy Mill’s Running Strong for American Indian Youth organization provides grants to community non-profits who will mentor young Dreamstarters and work with them to implement a project inspired by the young person’s dream for her or his community. This year UNITY will work closely with Dreamstarter Freddy Gipp to help turn his dream into a reality.

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UNITY announces the newest class of its Earth Ambassadors Leadership Program

UNITY has announced the recipients of its 2019-2020 UNITY Earth Ambassadors Leadership Program. The environmental stewardship program (which was started in the 1990s) was re-established in 2015 with the support of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.

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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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