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New Scholarships Available from American Indian College Fund

Full Circle Scholarship is OPEN!

The application is now open for the College Fund’s Full Circle Scholarship for Native students. CLICK HERE to learn more about this fantastic opportunity and apply! Share with your friends at www.collegefund.org/scholarships.

Visit the College Fund’s Student Resources pages to explore these and many more opportunities.

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Resources to Stay Connected: Virtual Youth Council Meetings

Did you know Youth Council members can and should stay connected during this time of social distancing? It is very important for groups to gather together, grow relationships and continue working towards goals and project plans.Meetings can continue to happen using technology. Each Youth Council is unique and has a purpose. Keep that UNITY Fire burning by fanning the flame of each member.

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Taiwan Indigenous delegation visits UNITY Office

Members of the World Taiwan First Nations Association stopped by the UNITY headquarters earlier this month to learn more about our organization. Members of the WTFNA are Indigenous from the country of Taiwan but live in the United States. Younger members of the group wish to attend UNITY events to learn more about the organization’s mission and how it empowers youth in Indian country.

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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!

CLICK HERE to Register

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Earth Ambassador Mentor: Frank Weaver

Frank Weaver is a mentor to the UNITY Earth Ambassadors. He is an Environmental Activist and Filmmaker. Frank grew up in Paraguay and now lives in Orlando Florida. He won “Planet Inspired” a National Geographic award for inspiring people, and is the founder of the Solar Map Project. His passion is to preserve and restore the environment. Learn more about this mentors efforts and how you can get involved today!

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Southeastern Earth Ambassador Spotlight

UNITY Earth Ambassador Hope Long, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, shares her community involvement: 

October was busy for Hope Long. She is an active member of the of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Youth Council (CYC) and serves as Chairman the Junaluska Leadership Council (JLC). These youth council programs are sponsored by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) to develop leadership for younger members. CYC focuses on community service projects and culture and JLC provides members provides exposure and experience of tribal government.

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UNITY at 30th Anniversary of Native Americans in Philanthropy

Native Americans in Philanthropy celebrated its 30th anniversary in Chicago last month featuring several Native youth leaders including the National UNTY Council’s Midwest Region Rep Anthony Tamez-Pochel (Cree/Lakota/Black). The event, promoting connections among those who serve Indian country in the philanthropic community, involved discussions about Generation Indigenous, Native youth activism and bridging the gap between urban and reservation youth. Other youth leaders playing a role at the event included siblings Dyami Thomas and Rebecca Kirk (Klamath/Anishinabe) who served as emcees. Read More

UNITY Alumni Spotlight: Q&A with Sheldon Smith

Meet UNITY Alumni, Sheldon Smith, Navajo from Albuquerque New Mexico. He served as male member at large on the National UNITY Executive Committee. In the early 2000’s,  Sheldon shared that his family witnessed good things from National UNITY conference,  so every summer, they family made a commitment to attend the national conferences.
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Early bird registration is now open for 2020 UNITY conferences!

UNITY is pleased to announce that early bird registration is now open for both the 2020 UNITY Midyear Conference and the 2020 National UNITY Conference!  Discounted (“early bird”) rates are available through October 20, 2019, up to $200 off the onsite rates!

Imagine attending both conferences for less than $400!

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2019 National UNITY Conference Highlights

 

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Join us next time for the largest Native youth gathering in the nation!

Save the Dates:

2020 UNITY Midyear Conference
FRIDAY, February 14 – MONDAY, 17, 2020
CLICK HERE: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Phoenix Tempe
Tempe, Arizona

2020 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

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