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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.

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Announcing UNITY’s New Peer Guides Cohort

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.

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UNITY Travel Scholarships available to Native youth in Foster Care

Click Here to Apply: https://forms.gle/NPpNTDZpJ7ja56Gs8

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National UNITY Council Election Petition Now Open: Join the Executive Committee Today!

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.
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UNITY 25 Under 25 attends Dreamstarter Academy in Washington DC

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.

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2019 Eddie Wadda 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.

NOMINATION FORM: https://forms.gle/UqoMndMMnhpq9rWw7

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UNITY Wellness Challenge: Video Contest

Win Complementary Registrations to the 2019 National UNITY Conference by telling UNITY about your wellness events and service projects! To celebrate the third year of UNITY Wellness Warriors, Native youth can create a short 3 minute video to be entered to win 3 Free Registrations. Three Youth Council videos will be selected to be featured at the UNITY Wellness Warriors Summit in Orlando, FL this July!

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How to Enter the UNITY Wellness Challenge

Invitation to participate in a special Wellness Warriors challenge

UNITY’s mission, in part, is to, “help build a STRONG, unified, and self-reliant NATIVE AMERICA through greater youth involvement.” The Wellness Warriors project helps achieve this goal by offering tools and activities that promote better health and wellness among the nation’s Native youth. Read More

UNITY Youth Help Lead ASU’s Tribal Nations Tour

What better way to start off the school year, than in service and empowering others to reach for their dreams! UNITY’s 25 Under 25 awardee Lance Sanchez  joined ASU’s Office of American Indian Initiatives team to participate in this year’s Tribal Nations Tour last week. Former National UNITY Council Executive Committee member Lance Sanchez, Tohono O’odham Nation, recently graduated from Tohono O’odham Community College and is starting this Fall Semester as a transfer Junior double majoring in America Indian Studies and  Community Advocacy and Social Policy.
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