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Racial Healing takes center stage at Kennedy Center and across the country

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, more than 1500 people tuned in to a livestream as the W.K. Kellogg Foundation hosted their fourth annual celebration of the National Day of Racial Healing. The program featured Kellogg Foundation President and CEO La June Montgomery Tabron, actress Storm Reid, several youth activists and artists including Winter BreeAnne, Natalia Ancisco, Zyahna Bryant, Sara Mora and Connie Brownotter, as well as Central Park 5 member Raymond Santana, Baratunde Thurston and Jamilah Lemieux, among others. Read More

Rewarding Experience for the O’odham Soul: Earth Ambassador Reflections

Article submitted by UNITY Earth Ambassador, Samuel Lopez: “I was the coordinator of a workshop titled “Tohono O’odham Hunting/Traditional Foods” at our annual Tohono O’odham Nation Youth Conference. The goal of this workshop was to teach youth the importance of Tohono O’odham traditional food in our physical, social, spiritual, and mental well-being as a people. The participants sorted two types of Ba:wi (Tepary Beans), Weg ck Tota (Red and White), the only two of about thirty two types that survived through WWII. This is a very calm and peaceful process, so a lot of youth found comfort in this. Read More

Wellness Warrior ArriAnna Matt finds inner strength through weight training

ArriAnna Matt

Char-Koosta News 

ST. IGNATIUS — CSKT member ArriAnna Matt started her health and wellness journey over a year ago when she had just gotten out of a relationship. She wanted to find a healthy way to move on, so she decided the gym was the best place. “I started off with running,” said Matt. “I didn’t know what else to do or how to do it.” Despite the workouts, the changes were minimal. “I was about to give up, I wasn’t seeing the results that I wanted to.”

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4th Annual National Day of Racial Healing

W.K. Kellogg Foundation | National Day of Racial Healing

The National Day of Racial Healing is just two weeks away, on Jan. 21, 2020. It’s a day set aside to share truth, deepen relationships and build trust in order to create a more just and equitable world. You’re invited to join conversations online, in your communities and at home. Read More

Final Wellness Warrior poster released

UNITY Wellness Warriors has released its final wellness campaign posters, part of an ongoing series featuring Native American youth. Featured is Truman Pipestem, a citizen of the Eastern Band of Cherokee and descendant of the Osage Nation and the Otoe-Missouria Tribe. Truman is a freshman at Yale University. Truman is in the Directed Studies Program, serves as the Freshman class liaison to the Native American Cultural Center (NACC), a member of ANAAY (Association of Native Americans at Yale), and is a member of the Yale Native drum group. Truman is also a member of Lux Improvitas, a long-form Yale improv group specializing in full-length improvised plays. The posters feature Native youth from communities across the country, representing the lifestyles they live as they express their culture, daily habits, and hobbies that allow them to live positive and healthy lifestyles.
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UNITY Wellness Warriors wins NIHB National Impact Award

At its annual National Tribal Health Conference in Temecula, California, the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) recognized a distinguished group of Tribal health leaders, providers and advocates during its annual Heroes in Health Awards Gala on September 18. At the gala, themed “Circles of Service,” NIHB recognized 17 individuals from across Indian Country in the categories of Area and Regional Impact, National Impact, Youth Leadership and the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Jake Whitecrow Award.

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National Wellness Warrior Summit

Dynamic speakers encouraged attendees at the UNITY Wellness Warrior Summit to get up and move and to take the high road when facing difficult circumstances like bullying, The UNITY’s Wellness Warrior Summit. held in conjunction with the National UNITY Conference and in partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, also featured the sharing of Wellness Warrior community projects hosted by Native youth.  Read More

Kewa TRUTH Youth Council Wellness Warriors

Youth from the Kewa T.R.U.T.H. Youth Council of Santo Domingo Pueblo in New Mexico share their experiences of addressing wellness in various ways. The Youth Council took the UNITY Wellness Warriors Challenge to address Physical, Mental, Spiritual and Social Wellness development through community service projects.

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Ak-Chin Youth Council Wellness Warriors

National UNITY Council Representatives Xendryk Silas-Antone and Marie Antone share how Ak-Chin Youth Council helped promote Physical, Mental, Spiritual and Social Wellness throughout the year. Youth councils can join the national Wellness Warriors movement by sharing traditional wellness teachings.

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Zombies, Basketball & Gardening: California youth approaches to Wellness

Native youth from the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians joined the national UNITY Wellness Warriors movement by sharing traditional wellness teachings in creative ways. Learn more on how this Youth Council paired substance abuse awareness with community service projects to address community health.

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