Spring Webinar Series: Join the Peer Guides every Thursday in June

UNITY believes the most effective and powerful messaging comes from youth to youth training. The UNITY Cohort of Peer Guides will offer peer mentoring in a the five-part online learning series. The free webinars will focus on empowering Native youth to identify their community needs and equipping them with tools to advocate for increasing community safety.
The First Webinar begins Thursday, June 3rd.
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Speaker line up announced for National UNITY Conference

An Actor, Clothing designer, Singer and Tik Tok star, and a Fashion designer have been confirmed as part of the speaker line up at the 2021 National UNITY Conference in Dallas, Texas to be held July 2 – 6, at the downtown Sheraton Hotel and Convention Center. The conference theme will be ‘45 Years of Building Resilient Leaders and Lifelong Connections.’  The event will feature:
  • Chance Rush, Hidatsa, actor in Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon and motivational speaker, trainer, comedian
  • Tia Wood, Cree/Salish, Vogue featured Dancer/Singer and Tik Tok Star
  • Hud Oberly, Comanche/Osage/Caddo,Creative Director for Urban Native Era
  • Norma Baker Flying Horse, Hidatsa/Dakota Sioux/Assiniboine, Red Berry Woman Fashion Designer

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Registration Now Open! 2021 National UNITY Conference!

Registration and hotel reservations are now open for UNITY’s 2021 National Conference happening July 2-6, 2021, in Dallas, Texas!

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Seeking Executive Committee Applications from Four Regions

Thank you to those who have applied for the 2021-22 Executive Committee!
We are still seeking applications from the following regions who have not had any applications. This year is the first time that youth do NOT have to attend the National UNITY Conference in person to run. Virtual options have been made available for youth to participate in the elections remotely. The Deadline has been extended to June 18, 2021. 

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UNITY 25 Under 25 Awardee featured in Youth Wellness Summit

The Youth Wellness Summit is hosted by the New Mexico Indian Affairs Department and the Honoring Native Life Program. Their goal is to enable Indigenous youth to share best practices, lessons learned, and to build a network of resources for Suicide Prevention and Intervention efforts in Tribal communities. The 2021 Youth Wellness Summit: Community Resilience: Nurturing and Protecting Youth Wellness, will take place virtually via zoom June 11, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm and June 12, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The summit is open to ages 18 to 25, however youth as young as 16 are encouraged to apply with parental consent. Read More

We want to showcase your Youth Council!

You could win $1,000!
We know your youth council did its best to navigate through the pandemic. We also know many youth councils stepped up to help their communities. UNITY wishes to showcase your efforts at the 2021 National UNITY Conference in Dallas, Texas! All we need is a two minute video featuring highlights from the past year.

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Tia Wood featured in Vogue: The Cree and Salish Singer Fusing Music and Style

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byDecember 13, 2020
According to Vogue: “TikTok is largely dominated by trending songs, dance challenges, and, overall, embracing creativity, but it’s not as well known for its fashion scene. That being said, a stylish community is forming on the app—and Vogue is here to find the most inspiring, and most stylish, creators.”

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Win conference registration scholarships!

Don’t let the cost of a conference registration keep you from attending the 2021 National UNITY Conference in Dallas, Texas! We know some of you are working hard to raise funds to attend. Now’s your chance to earn a registration scholarship!  UNITY is giving away 10 registration scholarships for the National UNITY Conference. Each scholarship is worth $400! You can win a chance for a registration scholarship by simply writing an essay and submitting it by Monday, June 14.

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UNITY Earth Ambassador’s Native Seed Saving Project

UNITY Youth Submission from Earth Ambassador: Gabriella Nakai

“I remember the teachings of my Nalis’ and the land back at home and began to share my produce from the garden with others who often don’t find a truly fresh farm-to-table produce in the city. Now, I am beginning to focus on Native heirloom produce, which has grown in this valley, from time to memorial. I believe this is the food our bodies crave and may hold the key to returning us to health and wellness. The return of the foods is an exercise of the Native sovereignty, and by growing it I exercise an act of environmental sovereignty.” Read More