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UNITY Family Fun Day! Monday, Dec 28th

UNITY wants to spend the holidays together! Log in and participate virtually with other Native youth from across the nation in games led by the Akimel O’odham Pee-posh Youth Council. Part of Self-care and celebrating the season is making time to gather safely with others and have some fun. See you Monday at 3pm Mountain // 5pm Eastern.

Join UNITY Via Zoom Here: (Meeting ID: 915 3241 4508)

Stay Tuned for Upcoming Information Regarding 2021 Conferences! 

Would you attend an in-person conference if safety guidelines are in place? Is your community under travel restrictions? Answers to these important questions will assist our team as we plan for 2021.

Due to the uncertainty surrounding the current COVID-19 pandemic and potential of continued restrictions on large gatherings, UNITY is conducting a survey to hear your thoughts about the 2021 National UNITY (In-Person) Conference. The National UNITY Conference is scheduled for July, 2021 in Dallas, Texas.

CLICK HERE to Please share your thoughts for planning purposes.

What are your plans for 2021?

2021 National UNITY Conference Survey
Due to the uncertainty surrounding the current COVID-19 pandemic and potential of continued restrictions on large gatherings, UNITY is conducting a survey to hear your thoughts about the 2021 National UNITY (In-Person) Conference. The National UNITY Conference is scheduled for July, 2021 in Dallas, Texas.

CLICK HERE to Please share your thoughts for planning purposes.

National UNITY Council’s Top Ten Issues facing Native Youth in 2020

Each year during the National Conference, the National UNITY Council (NUC) gathers to vote on the Top Ten Issues facing Native youth across the country. Youth Representatives from the 325+ Youth Councils who make up the national network to discuss their regional priorities. The collective impact on youth led national campaigns reaches far beyond that of the UNITY membership. With each youth council working together across the Nation, youth are empowered knowing they are not facing these issues alone. Read More

UNITY to Raise Dollars on #GivingTuesday for National Conference Registration Scholarships


Each year, dozens of our Native youth reach out to UNITY inquiring about funding opportunities to attend the largest Native youth leadership gathering, the UNITY National Conference. With 2020 being the year of virtual events due to the on-going pandemic, we know our youth are looking forward to gathering in person once again. Thus, UNITY is pushing forward and planning our 2021 National UNITY Conference, slated for July 2021. 

With that, we are using #GivingTuesday – a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and celebrate generosity worldwide – to raise money for National UNITY Conference registration scholarships for deserving Native youth.  

We hope you will consider giving to UNITY on December 1, 2020, and help us meet our goal of $5,000 this year. Click here to donate now or on #GivingTuesday. 

Thank you for your on-going support.

UNITY and Nike N7 to Host “Hear Us. See Us. Rise Together” Webinar with Native American Athletes

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November 13, 2020
Media Contact: Cassidy Rue | 623.692.6818
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UNITY and Nike N7 to Host “Hear Us. See Us. Rise Together” Webinar with Native American Athletes
The webinar featuring Native American athletes Shauna Long, Madison Hammond and Lindy Waters III will focus on using sports to create positive change

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Learn with Alumni: Best Practices in Youth Council Development Webinar Nov 12th

Join UNITY for the Best Practices in Youth Council Development Webinar happening Thursday, November 12, 2020, 12:00 pm PST//3:00 pm EST. Guest presenter Ginger Martin (Gila River Indian Community – Akimel O’odham), is the Owner of Sunbird Enterprises, LLC., and UNITY Alumnus, Original UNITY Earth Ambassador (1990).  This webinar will explore how Youth Councils can ensure that youth have access to: Ongoing relationships with tribal leaders; Safe places with structured youth activities during the non-school hours; Training and Organizational support;  Opportunities to give back through community service; Offer input into the issues affecting their peers, provide guidance and feedback in tribal policy formation; and serve as effective spokespeople for the tribe.

Click here to Register for Best Practices in Youth Council Development happening Thursday, November 12, 2020, 12:00 pm PST//3:00 pm EST.
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Taking your game to the next level: Tips and advice on becoming a collegiate student athlete UNITY Webinar

We all know Indian Country is full of athletic and talented Native Youth, but many will struggle in the preparation, transition and first years of college, not only as athletes but as students as well. Among the various webinar topics being present during UNITY’s Fall Webinar Series, we want to dedicate one for our young student athletes.  For this webinar, Chance Rush will be our host/moderator, and for our panel of athletes, we have Noni Thomas, Daan Haven, Isaac Desjarlais.
Join us on Tuesday November 10th at 7:00pm EST // 4:00pm PST // 5:00pm Arizona time.
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Learn with Alumni: Engaging with Native Youth Through Social Media: Nov 4th Webinar

CLICK Here to Watch & Learn Dr. Locklear will discuss the various platforms youth use to connect with other youth. She will share insights on how to best connect and uses of social media. Special guest Dr. Leslie Locklear, Lumbee, is the FATE project coordinator at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, published author and proud UNITY Alumni & Peer Trainer for the Healing Indigenous Lives Initiative. Join us Live next week @unityinc76

Wednesday, November 4, at 3 p.m. PST / 6 p.m. EST– Engaging with Native Youth Through Social Media on UNITY Instagram Live

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Building Community Support for Youth Councils Webinar

Click Here to Watch & Learn: UNITY values the dedication and commitment of Youth Council advisors. Each youth council is unique with its culture, location and sponsoring agencies. UNITY wants you to have the support and resources you need. Building community support provides each advisor a network of people to assist with meetings, activities, fundraising and leadership development. Learn to identify the assets in your community; individuals, resources and programs.  UNITY Peer Guide and Salish, Kootenai Youth Council Advisor Vance Home Gun will co-host along with UNITY Alumni and White Mountain Youth Council Advisor Eileen Crocker. Click Below to register for this complementary training for Native youth Advocates on how to encourage community engagement.  Let’s talk about Community Support!

Building Community Support for Youth Councils on Thursday, October 29, at 12 p.m. PST / 3 p.m. EST  Read More