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Apply today for the Golda Cook Scholarship

The late Golda Cook, Cherokee, is the mother of UNITY Founder J.R. Cook. Thanks to her, the UNITY organization was able to spread its wings and fly. Golda Cook provided financial support in the very early years of the organization. If it wasn’t for her, UNITY may not be what it is today. That’s the reason UNITY honors Golda Cook to this day by offering two $1500 scholarships in her memory.

UNITY has teamed up with the American indian Graduate Center in awarding the scholarships. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2021. Read More

UNITY’s Annual Midyear Leadership Conference Returns Virtually for 2021

Registration is free for the online conference, which will feature guest speakers Kylee Russell and Hud Oberly

UNITY will hold its annual midyear conference virtually on April 23-24, 2021. Building on the success of its first-ever virtual national conference, the online event will engage Native youth from across the country through workshops, breakout sessions, music, and cultural sharing.

Participants will hear from guest speakers Kylee Russell (Lenape), an accomplished young actress who stars on several Disney projects and is also a singer, songwriter, and dancer, and Hud Oberly(Osage/Caddo/Comanche), creative director for Urban Native Era. Registration for the conference is free and includes complimentary registration for two additional UNITY webinars on March 27 and April 9 and a virtual youth event with the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) on April 22 where UNITY’s 2021 Class of Earth Ambassadors will be announced. Read More

Earn $45 gift cards and other prizes for your Earth Day project!

UNITY Earth Ambassador & Peer Guide Angela Noah
This is a call to action! The preservation of Mother Earth has been identified by Native youth as a top priority. Earth day is April 22nd. How will you help preserve our environment and precious resources? All it takes is a little planning for your Earth Day project and you’re on your way to earning some spending money and cool UNITY swag!
To earn prizes, all we ask is for you to complete a project to help the earth in some way within 45 days starting April 16, which is UNITY’s birthday.

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 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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Registration Now Open! 2021 National UNITY Conference!

Registration and hotel reservations are now open for UNITY’s 2021 National Conference happening July 2-6, 2021, in Dallas, Texas!

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Complimentary Registration! UNITY Midyear, Healing Indigenous Lives, NMAI

Registration is now open for UNITY’s Virtual Midyear Conference. Best of all, it’s complimentary! No registration fee this year. And in addition, you can register for additional exciting webinars and trainings!

2021 UNITY Virtual Midyear Conference
Friday, April 23 @ 5:30 – 7:30 PM (PST) – Day  1
Saturday, April 24 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (PST) – Day 2

Register now, it’s complimentary, click here.

Download the Midyear Agenda, click here.

Interested in submitting a Virtual Speed Workshop? What is a Speed Workshop? To learn more and to submit your workshop for consideration, click here.

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UNITY recruiting for Local Planning Committee

Do you live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area or anywhere in Texas?
Would you like to contribute your time and talents to a meaningful event?
If so, we want you to join the 2021 UNITY Local Planning Committee!
Why join? Not only do you get to connect with others and form friendships, you’ll experience the joys of “giving back” and contributing to a great cause. On top of that, you’ll see firsthand the good energy and participation of amazing Native youth leaders from all over the country. Plus there are other incentives, such as the opportunity to earn a complimentary registration to attend the conference yourself or award it to a young person.

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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.

Click Here to Register

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