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UNITY Peer Guide Video Messages: Culture As Prevention

UNITY Peer Guides share their personal teachings on what “Culture As Prevention” means to them. This was part of an online series of virtual learning session. Click below to watch and share these inspirational messages with other Native youth.  Read More

Native Youth Healing Gathering: UNITY Webinar

NCUIH’s Youth Council, in partnership with the United National Indian Tribal Youth Inc.(UNITY) personally invites Native youth across Indian Country to join and participate in a National Virtual Native Youth Healing Gathering. Read More

UNITY Inspire Hope Video Messages during Covid-19

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

Strategies & tools for supporting Native youth with thoughts of suicide

CLICK HERE TO WATCH: I Am Hope: Suicide Prevention Tools: Tune-in for this online learning opportunity for resources on suicide prevention and discuss ways to support Native youth mental health. Youth Councils can gain skills to spread awareness on mental health resources with others. Participants will learn Medicine Wheel teachings on Suicide Prevention, listening skills to help people to keep safe for now and examples of awareness campaigns.

JOIN on Thursday, October 15, at 12 p.m. PST / 3 p.m. EST – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR  I Am Hope: Suicide Prevention Tools Read More

Peer Guide Live discussion on Mental Health

 Join UNITY Peer Guide and current reigning 2019-2021 Miss Indian World Cheyenne Kippenberger on Native America Calling Radio #NativeYouth #WeAreHope Live discussion begins at 1 PM EST   Tune in to Native America Calling for a discussion on mental health and the stigmas of treatment Click HERE to Listen to Native America Calling – The Electronic Talking Circle – Public Radio: A live call-in program, engaging noted guests and listeners in a thought-provoking national conversation from a Native perspective. Hosted by Tara Gatewood (Isleta).

OJJDP Youth Voices: UNITY Peer Guide Audriana Mitchell

Written by Christine Tansey, Writer/Editor – Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

A Navajo member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, Audriana—known as Audri—is 1 of 12 peer guides selected last year to participate in the Tribal Youth Leadership Development Initiative, a collaboration between OJJDP and United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY). The peer guides have named the project the “Healing Indigenous Lives Initiative.” Audri and the diverse group of youth leaders and mentors who were selected as peer guides are working together to increase youth engagement, coordination, and action related to public safety issues, with a focus on juvenile justice and delinquency prevention in Indian country. Read More

National N8V Youth 4 Biden Roundtable features UNITY Peer Leaders

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).

UNITY Inc. is non-political, non-partisan, and we do not support or endorse any political candidates.

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!

School-to-prison pipeline has deep roots in tangled history of tribal schools

Elementary school students pose for their class picture in 1951 at the Phoenix Indian School. While other parts of the school lived on, the elementary school closed in the 1960s. It is now part of the Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center, which tells the story of the school. (Photo courtesy Heard Museum Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives)Elementary school students pose for their class picture in 1951 at the Phoenix Indian School. While other parts of the school lived on, the elementary school closed in the 1960s. It is now part of the Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center, which tells the story of the school. (Photo courtesy Heard Museum Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives)

Calah Schlabach, News 21 with Cronkite News PHOENIX — In the early 1930s, Robert Carr, a member of the Creek Nation, was expelled for “incorrigible behavior” from Chilocco Indian Agricultural School near the Kansas-Oklahoma border. By the time he was 21, Carr had been incarcerated in three different institutions. He died in a Kansas state prison where he was held for stealing $30 worth of food, said his niece, K. Tsianina Lomawaima, a professor and Indigenous studies scholar at Arizona State University. Read More

Creating Community Safety Across UNITY’s Network

UNITY Youth Intern Article – Submitted by Amiyah Begay

The recent Healing Indigenous Lives Initiative Youth Town Hall (HILI) hosted by UNITY peer guides, in partnership with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), focuses on Native youth who have been impacted by crime, trauma, or the juvenile justice systems allowing them to share how they have overcome their challenges in a 90-minute webinar. The mission of UNITY is to empower Native youth to improve their community by helping build a strong, unified, and self-reliant future for their community.

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Take The Survey to WIN: Healing Indigenous Lives Native Youth Town Hall Questionnaire

One Lucky Participant from each HILI Town Hall timezone will win a free Apple Ipad for their feedback in the Questionnaire! Click below to earn 5 entries into the Raffle by answering questions about your community.

  • What helps you feel safe in your community?
  • What do you see as the challenges with public safety in your community and how are young people impacted?
  • How can young people contribute to creating a safe environment in your community?
  • What does resilience mean to you and what do you think helps youth overcome difficult or traumatic situations in their lives?

    CLICK HERE to take the Questionnaire

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