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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

Learn with Alumni: CHANCE W/GR8NESS hosts Judith LeBlanc

UNITY Alumni Chance Rush hosts Judith LeBlanc, the Director of Native Organizers Alliance, was able to make an impact on the NativeVote  in 2020 by engaging the “Moccasins on the Ground” movement. LeBlanc shares her life long path being involved in the struggling for justice, from Massachusetts to Oklahoma: “with a high heel on one foot and a moccasin on the other”. In the 2020 election, we had the”most natives who voted ever” with states like Arizona and Nevada, where the Native Vote had a huge impact on the election outcomes. LeBlanc shares that unless we are organized, Indian Country won’t be able to take advantage of the new and upcoming opportunities.

Did You Vote?! UNITY Wants to Tell the World!

UNITY 25 Under 25 Awardee Sareya Taylor

There was an unprecedented voter turnout for this year’s November General Election. It is clear Native Americans, Alaska Natives and Native Youth registered to vote and showed up at the polls in record numbers! We wish to know more about your personal experience. This survey takes less than a minute to complete. If this was your first time voting, we’d love to hear from you. How did it feel to vote for the first time? Please email your answer to mk.titla@unityinc.org. We want to brag about you!

Click Here to Let UNITY Know YOU VOTED!

Sponsored by UNITY in partnership with the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona (ITCA) 

Illuminatives Celebrate the Power of the Native Vote!

The fierce determination of Native peoples and all our relatives to be seen, heard, and counted in this election powered historic change.

Native peoples voted in record numbers and we had a decisive impact. Because of your support, our #NativesVote campaign, organized in partnership with Native Organizers Alliance, helped inspire and mobilize this historic Native voter turn-out across the country and in key states including Arizona, Nevada, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Read More

NEW STATE OF MIND: YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH GUIDE

A first-of-its kind mental health guide created for students, by students amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Young Americans are more stressed out than ever, and nearly half of Gen Z says they aren’t doing enough to manage stress. Young people could use some mental health support in 2020, especially with COVID-19 affecting over 55 million students in the US and millions more around the world. Through DoSomething’s New State of Mind campaign, powered by Blue Shield California as a part of the BlueSky Initative, thousands of young people submitted tips on how they’re getting through these especially tough times. We received 74,129 responses from DoSomething members, and we used them to create this first-of-its-kind crowdsourced mental health guide that’s for students, by students.

Check out their tips below on practicing self-care, dealing with the stress of digital learning, and supporting the mental health of those around you. (Plus, check out some additional resources at the bottom of this page.) And remember: the road to a healthier and happier generation starts right now with us.

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Native Youth Rocked The Vote! Now What?

ELECTION MENTAL HEALTH, MISINFORMATION & SELF CARE RESOURCES
It’s safe to say that there’s a lot going on right now in our country. No matter who you voted for or how you’re feeling about this year in particular, by nature of being an election, this moment will have long-lasting impacts on us and our lives — and everyone is processing it differently! Check out some of these resources for help navigating it.
Regardless of who you voted for up and down the ballot, the political process doesn’t end here. Your voice is still powerful in shaping the direction of our government and our country. Now is the time to hold your elected officials accountable to addressing the causes and issues that you care about most. Read More

Have you Mailed in Your Ballot Yet?

The date for Arizona is Oct 27th? What is the recommended day to mail back early ballots in your state? Make sure local Native youth around you know the deadlines and make a plan to vote and vote early. Youth voters are breaking down barriers and breaking records at the polls this year! Be a part of this movement!

How do I vote by mail? First step: make sure you’re registered to vote. Then, unless you live in a state that automatically mails voters ballots, you must fill out an absentee ballot application. Once you receive your ballot in the mail, cast your vote by mailing it back or, in some cases, dropping it off at a vote center. Make sure to request and return your ballot before the respective deadlines in your state.
Note: Due to COVID-19, many states have temporarily changed their absentee ballot laws. In addition, USPS has delayed timelines for mail, so make sure to request your absentee ballot at least two weeks before the deadline and send in your ballot two weeks before the election.

How To Vote by Mail in Every State – Click Here

NCUIH Get Out the Vote Series

NCUIH is hosting several upcoming events in our Get Out the Vote Series and we’d love to have you join us. See the full list of offerings below. Find out more on their website.
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UNITY News: Get out the Native Vote

UNITY, partnership with the InterTribal Council of Arizona, are teaming up to increase voter registration among Native Youth for this years General Election. Watch and Share these UNITYNews Videos on voter engagement.

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