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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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Newly Appointed NUC Executive Committee Members

UNITY is pleased to announce the appointment of five members of the National UNITY Council’s (NUC) Executive Committee. Those who chose to apply met the criteria and submitted their applications per the deadline are as follows: Mary Bush, Match-e-be-nash-she-wish-Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan, Midwest Regional Representative; Kaytlynn Johnston, Bishop Paiute Tribe of California, Pacific Regional Representative; ArriAnna Henry, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe of Montana, Rocky Mountain Regional Representative; Chenoa Scippo, Santa Clara Pueblo/Navajo of New Mexico, Southwestern Regional Representative; and Audriana Mitchell, Southern Cheyenne/Navajo from Arizona, Western Regional Representative. Read More

Seeking Applications from Four Regions: Join the Executive Committee Today

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 Co-Presidents Meet with the White House

On Monday, April 26, Special Assistant to the President for Native Affairs, Libby Washburn (Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma), Senior Advisor for Intergovernmental Affairs and Director of Tribal Affairs at The White House, PaaWee Rivera (Pueblo of Pojoaque), Department of Interior’s Indian Water Rights Office Deputy Director Tracy Goodluck (Oneida, Mvskoke) and Associate Director at The White House Office of Public Engagement, Hannah Bristol joined a virtual listening session with Native American youth from across the country to discuss their priorities. This listening session was held in partnership with the  United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc, the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY), and the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI). Read More

NUC EC Passes a Resolution to Reaffirm I Will Live Campaign for 2021

In efforts to bring further attention to suicide prevention in the midst of the global Pandemic, the National UNITY Council reaffirmed the “I Will Live” Initiative during the 2021 Business Meeting.  The NUC encourages all UNITY affiliated Youth Councils to share updated resources with their communities. The EC aims to inspire collective action, to bring about Native wellness and empower others to actively pursue a balanced lifestyle.
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National UNITY Council Executive Committee Announcement

Calling all Native youth leaders in the Midwest, Pacific, Rocky Mountain, Southwest and Western Regions! Applications are open for vacant positions on the National UNITY Council’s Executive Committee (NUC EC):  Read More

The Impact of COVID-19 on Youth in Foster Care

VVHere are highlights from our conversation with Veronica V., age 24, from Santa Clara County, California. Veronica participates in iFoster’s TAY AmeriCorps program—an opportunity for transition-age foster youth (TAY) to gain the skills they need to find permanent employment once they age out of the foster care system and are on their own. In this role she connects foster youth to resources.

 

 

 

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Earn $45 gift cards and other prizes for your Earth Day project!

UNITY Earth Ambassador & Peer Guide Angela Noah
This is a call to action! The preservation of Mother Earth has been identified by Native youth as a top priority. Earth day is April 22nd. How will you help preserve our environment and precious resources? All it takes is a little planning for your Earth Day project and you’re on your way to earning some spending money and cool UNITY swag!
To earn prizes, all we ask is for you to complete a project to help the earth in some way within 45 days starting April 16, which is UNITY’s birthday.

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 Free April 9th training! How to nail your virtual presentation!


Virtual connections are now the norm. Have you hosted one but want to hone your skills? Or you’d like to but have reservations? Now’s your chance to learn tips on how to successfully host a virtual discussion, meeting, or fun connection.UNITY Trainers Robert Johnston and Lovina Louie are teaming up to help you with the dos and don’ts of a virtual meet-up. The best part? It’s free!

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UNITY Male Co-President Scottie Miller Steps Up for the Environment 

Many may know Scottie Miller (Swinomish, Washington) as the funny, lovable Northwest Wellness Warrior or the wise Male Co-President of the National UNITY Council, but in his down town this leader makes time to play an active role in his community’s environmental team in Swinomish.  “All UNITY youth should take a stand to protect and advocate for environmental issues whenever possible. It is very important to lead by example as an ambassador” says Scottie.
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