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Digital Storytelling and Social Media Marketing training for your youth council

On June 5th, UNITY’s Wellness Warriors will be hosting its seventh webinar of their webinar series, titled “Digital Storytelling and Social Media Marketing for your Youth Council.”   This month’s webinar will feature UNITY Social Media specialist, Jared Massey and videographer, Cordell Parker.

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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

Challenge Accepted: Youth Council of the Year SRPMIC Wellness Warriors

UNITY’s 2018 Youth Council of the Year leads by example hosting a variety of wellness events within their community. Young River Peoples Council of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Arizona, was recognized as Youth Council of the Year last month at the National UNITY Conference in San Diego. The UNITY Wellness Warriors Program challenges affiliated youth councils to implement a Wellness Warrior event this year. By utilizing the project planning tools offered through the free mobile phone app and on the UNITY website, youth councils can join the national movement and share traditional wellness teachings with their home community. The Wellness Warriors program promotes Physical, Mental, Spiritual and Social Wellness. Congrats to the SRPMIC’s youth for promoting wellness in each of these areas!

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Wellness Warriors challenge: BAH KHO-JE Restoration

The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma’s newly formed Youth Council completed their UNITY Wellness Warrior’s Community Service Project named BAH KHO-JE Restoration this year. The youth spent one day making traditional footballs out of Elk Skin, taught to them by an Elder in the tribe. The next day they had a day of Indian Football we call Tawe Thi. There was healthy food and education booths at the registration for the event. After booth participation, the tribe’s Business Council Person and UNITY Co-Advisor, Eagle McClellan,  came said a few words of support and offered a blessing over the food and event. A healthy breakfast of bananas and peanut butter was served before the first game. Played in the traditional way of the homemade ball being rolled into the field between the two teams, guys were able to kick and throw the ball while the girls on each team could also pick the ball up and run with it while in their possession. It didn’t take long before strategies and plans  were made to get that ball across the goal lines, even once a team picking up a girl player and carrying her across the goal line, which is traditionally permitted. Read More

Save the Date! Free Webinar: Healthy First Foods

On Wednesday, June 13th, UNITY’s Wellness Warriors will be hosting the first of a series of health and wellness webinars focused on healthy lifestyle choices and how you can positively impact your community.

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UNITY Wellness Warriors team at NB3’s Healthy Kids! Healthy Future! conference

UNITY’s Wellness Warriors team had the opportunity to attend the NB3 Foundations’s Healthy Kids! Healthy Futures! conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Held at the Sandia Resort, the two-day conference was a great opportunity for those serving health and wellness programs in Indian country. Presentations ranged from health and fitness to healthy dietary alternatives, with motivational trainings presented throughout the conference.

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Share Your Traditional Foods on UNITY’s Free Mobile App

UNITY’s Wellness Warriors App is a health and wellness app aimed at inspiring Native communities to live healthier lifestyles through cultural approaches to health. Native people have always been active in their daily life, and traditional food has always provided a balance of nutrition.  Read More