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Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Resources for Native Youth

In mid-September, the Center for Native American YouthNative Wellness InstituteWe R Native, and Tribal Health Reaching Out Involves Everyone (THRIVE) announced the “Native Youth Are Medicine Campaign.” This campaign aims to spark conversations around mental health, self-love, and to create youth-centered spaces to share practices that promote healing, wellness, and tools to live in balance. Check out their websites and social media/YouTube channels for a variety of virtual gatherings, including webinars, resource sharing, and discussions to promote wellness for Native American youth.

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UNITY Inspire Hope Video Messages during Covid-19

At the height of the  Covid-19 pandemic, UNITY Peer Leaders from the NUC Executive Committee, Earth Ambassadors and Peer Guides Joined together to offer these messages of Hope for other Native youth to keep striving for wellness. Watch and Share these UNITY Videos with others to continue to Inspire Hope in Indian Country. Read More

Restoring & Empowering the Native Vote: 3, 2, 1: VOTE

Last week, a national coalition of nine organizations dedicated to civil rights and racial justice, supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, were proud to launch 3,2,1: VOTE! – a video series designed to inspire everyone to vote. Check out these 10 engaging conversations with changemakers working to ensure every voice is heard!

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Art is Medicine Webinar

Tele-Native Youth: Art is Medicine – Join the healing discussion on how Art is Medicine, with Generation Indigenous #CreativeNative Program Creator & Contemporary Artist Del Curfman (Apsáalooke); Institute of American Indian Arts Student Kami Jo Whiteclay; and 2019 Generation Indigenous Creative Native Age 5-9 Category Winner & Artist Aydrian Day (Hochunk, Ojibwe, Odawa, Bodewadmi & Lakota).

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Self-Love and Self-Care Webinar

Join former UNITY Male Co-President Hamilton Seymore and UNITY Earth Ambassador Damien Carlos for this important discussion on how Self-Love and Self-Care are empowering. Executive Director of the Native Wellness Institute, Jillene Joseph (Aaniiih) will facilitate this important discussion with 2018 Champion For Change, Damien Carlos (Tohono O’odham Nation) & CNAY Board Member and 2015 Champion for Change Hamilton Seymour (Nooksack Indian Tribe). Read More

UNITY We Have Hope Q&A with Lance James

We’re excited for this week’s special guest, Lance Christensen Jr. from Pine Ridge, South Dakota. Just last week, Lance qualified for the 2020 High School Golf National Invitational at North Carolina’s Pinehurst Resort. This is a story of inspiration and hope you don’t want to miss! Read More

The effects of COVID-19 on the mental health of Indigenous communities

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In the United States, the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Indigenous communities to a disproportionate degree. In this Special Feature, we bring into focus some of the mental health effects and challenges that Indigenous people face as a result of the pandemic.
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Keeping Running Indigenous, In Today’s Modern Day

Today’s mainstream perspective of “health and fitness” changes by the decade, yet the interpretation of that very phrase, “health and fitness” can differ greatly from calling it “health and wellness”.  For some, exercise gives an energy and confidence boost for the day,while for some others, exercise means working out or training to lose weight and looking good. The simple fact of getting up to move and challenging ourselves has a different purpose for everyone.

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Check out NB3FIT physical activity and nutrition videos

NB3FIT stays connected with youth and families through at-home workouts and providing healthy recipes.

 

 

 

 

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