25U25 – 2020 Class – UNITY, Inc.

Announcement about the new class of UNITY Earth Ambassadors happens on Earth Day

Youth in Action: Sustainable Agriculture
Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 12:01 AM ET
Available on demand until Sunday, April 25, 2021 | 11:59 PM ET 

In celebration of Earth Day, in collaboration with the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), UNITY will announce its 2021 Class of Earth Ambassadors during the NMAI Youth in Action Live broadcast.  UNITY Earth Ambassador and 25 Under 25 Awardee Marco Ovando (Shoshone-Paiute Tribes), Kelsey Ducheneaux-Scott (Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe) and Jack Pashano (Hopi) will also discuss the role traditional ecological knowledge plays in their work as farmers and entrepreneurs.
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UNITY 25 Under 25 Awardee hosts virtual Self Defense Class

Join this free, virtual self-defense class with UNITY 25 Under 25 Awardee Kylie Hunts-in-Winter, a Black Belt in Kenpo Karate. She is an experienced self-defense Instructor whose Brave Woman Campaign advocates empowering indigenous high school students against violence.

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UNITY 25 Under 25 is Harvard bound

In this week’s highlight, we would like to share the news that one of UNITY’s 25 under 25 awardees, Kylie Hunts-In-Winter has recently been accepted to Harvard University. Kylie, who is not only an outstanding student, has been actively working in her local community  on projects such as womens’ self defense, as well as advocating among Arizona state officials for the change to Indigenous People’s Day.



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Advocating for Equality: A Conversation with Dylan Baca

UNITY 25 Under 25 Awardee Dylan Baca shared how he “was thrilled to share my story with Points of Light on how I became inspired to use my voice and the work I’ve done with the Indigenous Peoples’ Initiative. I hope my story inspires others to take action and use their voice.” Read the full article today!

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The best place to learn your language, is around the dinner table

It’s no secret, that during this time of a pandemic, many students have struggled to meet and socialize, or learn and interact with their culture. With the current challenges present in our communities, some native students have been creative in their own projects learning their culture. In this week’s highlight, we would like to spotlight a personal project that Brooke Thompson, a UNITY 25 under 25 awardee, has done for herself. The project she created, were laminated dinner mats with common table items names in her language. Brooke was kind enough to share a little bit about the idea behind her projects as well as some images of her table mats. Read More

CNAY Our People, Our Future webinar

Join in as UNITY youth leaders, including UNITY Peer Guide, former 25 Under 25 Awardee and former Earth Ambassador Rory Wheeler, and current 25 Under 25 Awardees Anthony Tamez-Pochel and Owen Oliver as they discuss Native youth recommendations for the new Administration to respect for Tribal sovereignty and self-governance. Tune in to listen to Native Youth as they discuss their incredible advocacy work as well as their hopes for the future of our homelands! Watch to learn about how CNAY’s Youth Advisory Board created a Generation Indigenous Subcommittee with the purpose to create a set of strategic policy recommendations for the Biden-Harris Administration.

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