Tag: native youth
UNITY Earth Ambassador Hope Long, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, shares her community involvement:
October was busy for Hope Long. She is an active member of the of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Youth Council (CYC) and serves as Chairman the Junaluska Leadership Council (JLC). These youth council programs are sponsored by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) to develop leadership for younger members. CYC focuses on community service projects and culture and JLC provides members provides exposure and experience of tribal government.
YOU CAN BE THE NEXT UNITY NEWS ANCHOR!
The UNITY NEWS ANCHOR CONTEST provides UNITY Members with the opportunity to be of one of two news anchors for UNITY News segments that will be shown during the 2019 National UNITY Conference in Orlando, Florida.
Congratulations to a new class of UNITY youth leaders! Twelve young people have been named to UNITY’s OJJDP Peer Guide program, which builds on the successes of the past Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) National Intertribal Youth Leadership efforts and the Today’s Native Leaders program. The three-year initiative will support and enhance Native youth engagement, coordination, and action related to community support systems, cultural approaches to restorative justice, with a focus on juvenile justice and delinquency prevention in Indian country. UNITY looks forward to working with this diverse group of youth leaders and mentors, who will design and facilitate intensive trainings aimed to reach at risk Native youth throughout the country.
June 28, 2019 the following are DUE to the UNITY Office:
- Youth Council and Individual Member End of the Year Reports Note: One Youth Council will be selected for the UNITY Youth Council of the Year Award based on these reports
To Be Considered in “Good Standing” with Voting Rights, this report Must be filled out by June 28th
- Pay Membership Dues Here: Membership Renewal
- Note: Only those who pay before this date will be able to vote and participate in the Business Meeting during the National Conference. On-site Membership Payments will only allow members to vote during the 2020 MidYear Conference.
Sign up for upcoming June webinars for chances to win Target Gift Cards and Limited Edition UNITY Swag at each webinar! Those who RSVP will be emailed a recorded copy of the training to watch on your own. Take advantage of these Free Tools for your Youth Councils by signing up at the links below:
Each year, during the National UNITY Conference, there is a National UNITY Council business meeting that takes place. It is here the voting members (one male and one female from every affiliated youth council and affiliated individual members of UNITY) elect new members to the National UNITY Council Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is comprised of t Co-Presidents, one male and one female, and ten Area Representatives to represent the ten geographical regions within the UNITY network.
Congrats to Freddy Gipp, 25, Apache Tribe of Oklahoma, for being named a Dreamstarter! Olympic Gold medalist Billy Mill’s Running Strong for American Indian Youth organization provides grants to community non-profits who will mentor young Dreamstarters and work with them to implement a project inspired by the young person’s dream for her or his community. This year UNITY will work closely with Dreamstarter Freddy Gipp to help turn his dream into a reality.
Thanks to its partnership with Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, UNITY is excited to announce the UNITY News Communications Camp to be held prior to 2019 National UNITY Conference in Orlando, Florida at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Conference Center.
Pictured: Layha Spoonhunter, 2018 Alumni of the Year Award
Do you know a UNITY alum who should be recognized for their outstanding achievement and contributions to the Native American community? UNITY is accepting nominations for its prestigious Eddie Wadda Alumni of the Year award.