November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to pay tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans. Did you know the National FFA Organization includes more than 12,000 Native American members? UNITY 25 Under 25 Awardee and UNITY Earth Ambassador Marco Ovando, a citizen of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, made history when he became the first Native American to be elected FFA state president in any state or territory. He served as the Nevada state FFA president from 2018-19. Ovando says his FFA experience looked different from most. Read More
Native Youth submission By Sage Lacapa – Earth Ambassador 2019-2020
This was a personal project that I recorded and wrote on my own. I recorded an album with 8 of my own songs and 2 covers. This album is called, “Songs that were once letters”. Some letters were written last year and some were written recently before I recorded the album. As time had passed in quarantine, I had taken the opportunity and time to finish the letters that were gathering dust by turning them into songs. I was losing a bit of my wellness, wasting time and potential. I took the time to realize that I wasn’t doing the thing I loved, but rather ignoring it. I recorded this for my wellness, investing time into the things that you love, to do even if it doesn’t get much recognition. Read More
At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, UNITY Peer Leaders from the NUC Executive Committee, Earth Ambassadors and Peer Guides Joined together to offer these messages of Hope for other Native youth to keep striving for wellness. Watch and Share these UNITY Videos with others to continue to Inspire Hope in Indian Country. Read More
We’re very proud of our Native Youth leaders for their participation in the upcoming election. We all must do our part to ensure that Native youth are empowered to Register to Vote. The National N8V Youth Roundtable will include UNITY Peer Guide & 25 Under 25 Awardee Angela Noah (White Mountain Apache / Oklahoma Choctaw), Aminah Ghaffar (Lumbee), UNITY 25 Under 25 Awardee Owen Oliver (Quinault), National UNITY Council’s Male Co-President Robert “Scottie” Miller (Swinomish), National UNITY Council’s Female CoPresident Brittany McKane (Creek / Seminole), and Naelyn Pike (Chiricahua Apache).
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Thursday, September 24 N8V Youth 4 Biden will be hosting a roundtable discussion with young tribal rising stars from around the country at 6:00 pm ET! Please sign up here to join!
Join former UNITY Male Co-President Hamilton Seymore and UNITY Earth Ambassador Damien Carlos for this important discussion on how Self-Love and Self-Care are empowering. Executive Director of the Native Wellness Institute, Jillene Joseph (Aaniiih) will facilitate this important discussion with 2018 Champion For Change, Damien Carlos (Tohono O’odham Nation) & CNAY Board Member and 2015 Champion for Change Hamilton Seymour (Nooksack Indian Tribe). Read More
Garden interns learn plant and weed identification at the Cheyenne River Youth Project in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. Cheyenne River Youth Project / Facebook
Many Americans are now experiencing an erratic food supply for the first time. Among COVID-19’s disruptions are bare supermarket shelves and items available yesterday but nowhere to be found today. As you seek ways to replace them, you can look to Native gardens for ideas and inspiration. Read More
On April 2, 2020 UNITY Earth Ambassadors hosted a UNITY Webinar called Celebrate Mother Earth Day to provide inspiration and information to Native youth on how to carry out Earth Day projects during this time of social distancing. Technology joined everyone together in their homes and communities. Unfortunately the webinar did not record. This is what happened. Read More