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NEW Community Changemaker Grants for Native Youth-led Health Project

Community Changemaker Grants

Community Changemaker Grants are small amounts of money ($250) that can help supercharge a YOUTH-led and YOUTH-planned health event. Read More

UNITY Youth hosts Red Dress Special honoring Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Statistics show there were more than 5,700 known incidents in the U.S. of missing and murdered Indigenous women reported to the National Crime Information Center in 2016, a sad reality 25 Under 25 Awardee Jazmine Wildcat says needs more attention. “This is a subject that means a lot to me. I feel that our Native women are the backbone of our people and as life-givers, our people cease to exist if we do not protect them,” said Wildcat, a member of the Northern Arapaho Nation.  Her passion on the issue led her to host a Red Dress special at Northern Arapaho Powwow in Arapaho, Wyoming.
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UNITY 25 Under 25 supports Mesa Community College Native American Day

Mesa Community College hosted its first Native American Day late last month in Mesa, Arizona. The event was hosted by MCC’s I.S.O Club which stands for Intertribal Student Organization a school club, which works hard to bring awareness to Native issues and to make sure all Natives feel welcome to the college. The event was the brainchild of Miss Colorado River Indian Tribes Audri Mitchell, 25 Under 25 Awardee, who who serves as the I.S.O Club President. The event aligns with her platform to encourage youth to be more involved in their cultural teachings. Read More

Wellness Warriors’ Webinar Watch Party Winner Announced!

UNITY recently gave away three complimentary registrations for the 2019 UNITY Midyear Conference to a  lucky winner who participated in the latest Wellness Warriors webinar entitled “How to Become More Involved with the UNITY Family.” The webinar, facilitated by Dr. Pearl Yellowman, informed participants about UNITY’s youth programs such as the National UNITY Council, Earth Ambassadors, 25 Under 25, UNITY News, UNITY Fire and its annual conferences. About 80 youth and advisors watched the webinar. Salt River High School alone had more than 50 students login for the interactive virtual training. Congratulations to Terrance Crisin from the Kewa T.R.U.T.H. Youth Council of Santo Domingo Pueblo in New Mexico who won the registrations!
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Wellness Warriors Releases Fall Poster Collection

UNITY Wellness Warriors has released its Fall 2018 wellness campaign posters, part of an ongoing series featuring Native American youth.  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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You can WIN 3 complimentary Midyear Conference registrations

Click HERE  to register for the upcoming UNITY Wellness Warriors webinar: “How to Become More Involved with the UNITY Family” featuring special guest presenter Dr. Pearl Yellowman (Navajo). This 1-hour virtual training will take place on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 starting at 3:00pm MST. Please share this opportunity with others, and we look forward to your participation! Read More

#iWillLive Stories of Inspiration: Jerald Cobenais

#iWillLive Stories of Inspiration  -Written by UNITY Youth: Jerald Cobenais, Red Lake band of Ojibwe on his experiences with Suicide, and how he overcame.
“At an early age I was affected by suicide. I lost my older sister when I was 7-years-old.  At the time, I didn’t even know what suicide was.  Read More

UNITY Shares Wellness Warrior app at Nike World Headquarters

Fitness trainers and wellness coordinators in Indian Country shared culturally specific approaches to health and wellness at the recent Western Tribal Diabetes Project gathering held last month at the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. Hosted annually by the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board in collaboration with Nike N7, the Native Fitness XV event attracted dozens of participants and presenters including UNITY’s Wellness Warriors Project Coordinator Josh Tso, Navajo.

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Cherokees celebrate National Holiday


“This event was a homecoming and a celebration” UNITY 25 Under 25 Awardee Faith Long reflected. “The 66th Annual Cherokee National Holiday, in Tahlequah Oklahoma, emphasized artists and the resilience of Cherokee people. It was an honor to be apart of such an amazing tradition and represent the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians as their current Miss Cherokee title holder.”
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