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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 Announces Mel Pervais Scholarship


UNITY is proud to announce a new scholarship program aimed at supporting entrepreneurial-minded undergraduate students named in honor of Mel Pervais, Ojibwe, a special supporter and long-time friend of UNITY. Pervais, a retired entrepreneur and engineer and is a former UNITY Trustee. The $1,000 scholarship will be available for the Spring 2021 semester. 

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UNITY Announces Series of Educational Webinars this Fall 2020

Leaders will cover topic relevant to Native youth like voting, virtual learning and social media.

October 5, 2020 – Mesa, AZ – United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY) will hold a series of webinars this fall that will further its mission of fostering the spiritual, mental, physical, and social development of American Indian and Alaska Native Youth. Read More

Native Youth Sing Series with Uriah Littlehoop

#NativeYouthSing Series – Native American Heritage Month: We’re excited to announce our next invited singer of our UNITY “Native Youth Sing Series,” Ms. Uriah Littlehoop who is from the Oglala/Sicangu Lakota and Diné Nations. Join us tomorrow for another evening of beautiful songs and stories. Listen & learn with UNITY’s recorded Live session with Uriah here.  Read More

Apache youth share in Native Youth Sing Series

Our next invited singer of our UNITY “Native Youth Sing Series,” Mr. Josiah Dawahoya from the San Carlos Apache Tribe. Join us this evening as we hear beautiful songs from the San Carlos Apache people. The future of Indian Country is promising. In celebration of National Native American Heritage month, UNITY calls on Native youth from across the globe to lift up their voices and sing for wellness and a brighter future. Listen and Learn to this recorded session here.

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Hopi Singers: Virtual Blessings for NNAHM

Watch & Learn: The #NativeYouthSing Native American Heritage Month Live Q&A series have continued throughout the month as different youth singers share their songs of gratitude around a “Virtual UNITY Fire” for all to enjoy. The latest guest on UNITY’s  “Native Youth Sing Series,” was Mr. Justin Secakuku anf Kyle from the Hopi Nation. The future of Indian Country is promising. Our songs carry good medicine that our people need right now. Read More

UNITY 25 Under 25 Preserves Indigenous and Agricultural Heritage through FFA

Member Preserves Indigenous and Agricultural Heritage

FFA Member Preserves Indigenous and Agricultural Heritage

November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to pay tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans. Did you know the National FFA Organization includes more than 12,000 Native American members? UNITY 25 Under 25 Awardee and UNITY Earth Ambassador Marco Ovando, a citizen of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, made history when he became the first Native American to be elected FFA state president in any state or territory. He served as the Nevada state FFA president from 2018-19. Ovando says his FFA experience looked different from most. Read More

Building Community Support for Youth Councils

UNITY Advisors recently gathered for an interactive virtual session to discuss Building Community Support for Youth Councils as part of the UNITY Fall Webinar Series – Adult Track led by guest presenters, Eileen Crocker, White Mountain Apache and Vance Home Gun, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Read More

Shimá Storytelling features UNITY Executive Director

Shimá means “my mother” in the Navajo language. Three Navajo women, in partnership with the Navajo Nation Library, team up to offer a grassroots reading program for youth of all ages featuring storytelling, singing and activities in Diné Bizaad (Navajo). Shimá Storytelling, held every other Wednesday via Zoom, began in 2019 with facilitators Radmilla Cody, Pauletta Chief-Lee and Stephanie Littlehat.

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