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2019 National UNITY Conference Highlights

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2020 UNITY Midyear Conference
February 14-17, 2020
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Phoenix Tempe
Tempe, Arizona

2020 National UNITY Conference
July 2-6, 2020
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
Washington, DC

National UNITY Conference garners more than 2,300 Native youth

Native American youth from urban and rural communities across the nation gathered in July for the annual National UNITY Conference, held at the Gaylord Resort & Conference Center in Orlando, Florida. The 5-day conference, hosted by United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY), provided participants with culturally relevant leadership and skill-building training through workshops and keynote presentations. For 43 years, UNITY has offered essential support to Native American and Alaska Native youth, ages 14-24, through various programming opportunities, instilling a foundation for youth leaders and advocates to activate and build upon being positive change agents in their communities.

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UNITY names leadership team to support National Leadership Initiative

UNITY, Inc. has named two individuals with extensive experience in Indian country to spearhead a national leadership initiative in partnership with the Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).  The cooperative agreement provides funding to engage Native American youth and youth serving programs in a national initiative that builds on the successes of the past OJJDP National Intertribal Youth Leadership efforts and the Today’s Native Leaders program. Over the next two years, the initiative will hold six regional trainings to gather Native youth feedback on how best to support and enhance Native youth engagement, coordination, and action related to cultural prevention, with a focus on juvenile justice and delinquency prevention in Indian country.

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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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