The 2018 UNITY Midyear Conference concluded with a one-of-a-kind communications training featuring some of the best multi-media trainers in Arizona. The bootcamp highlighted the talents and expertise of online comedian personality “Moonie” Littleman, youth leader Kenneth Shirley, Cordell Parker of Fifth World Production, and Charly Edsitty of Arizona’s NBC affiliate, 12News.
This half-day training, following the final general assembly, on Friday, January 5, was a four-hour crash course for Native youth who have an interest in video storytelling and wish to have their videos featured as part of UNITY News. Youth participants were paired with mentors to produce a 2-minute video.
While keeping up with the growing interest in creating videos and multimedia projects, the UNITY NEWS team provided the tools for Native youth to tell their story through the power of their cellphones. The four videos created from the UNITY NEWS Communications Camp will be shared on all social media outlets, website, and UNITY YouTube channel. Stay tuned!