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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

Indian Country Today “UNITY Is Magical”

Executive Director Mary Kim Titla was featured during a recent Indian Country Today’s broadcast to discuss UNITY’s 45 years of service to Native youth. Mary Kim spoke about UNITY milestones, alumni and how Native youth are actively engaged in addressing tribal issues including COVID-19. Click Here to Watch the Newscast Read More

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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Former UNITY 25 Under 25 Awardee Faith Long starts new internship with NCAIED

The National Center has a new virtual intern for the fall. Faith Long came to the National Center from Carson-Newman University in Tennessee and is an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Learn more about Faith, her work with the National Center, and the “wildlife” she has at home. Welcome to the National Center family, Faith!

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UNITY 25 Under 25 Awardee Dylan Baca helps make Arizona History

It won’t replace Columbus Day, but AZ Gov. Ducey proclaims Oct. 12 ‘Indigenous Peoples Day’ – AZ Central

UNITY 25 Under 25 Leader Dylan Baca, 18 years old, helped to make history in AZ! He created the Indigenous Peoples’ Day Initiative to push for Indigenous Peoples’ day in AZ.  State Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai has been working since 2013 to get a bill passed that would replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day in Arizona, but she was always met with leaders telling her it would never happen. 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).

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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!

UNITY 25 Under 25 Anthony Tamez-Pochel Is a Native American Defending History—and the Future.

UNITY 25 Under 25 Awardee “Anthony Tamez-Pochel wasn’t even a teenager yet when he knew his life’s purpose. He just needed a little help from his brother and the city of Chicago.” Article in Men’s Health BY

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Klamath Tribes Youth Council wins national award

The Klamath Tribes Youth Council was recognized by the United National Indian Tribal Youth Inc. organization (UNITY) as the 2020 UNITY Youth Council of the Year. With over 320 youth councils across the U.S., The Klamath Tribes Youth Council stood out for their community involvement and cultural teachings. Read More

Students in new MSU American Indigenous Business Leaders chapter win national UNITY business plan competition

From MSU News Service BOZEMAN — A team of three students representing the recently reestablished student chapter of American Indigenous Business Leaders, or AIBL, at Montana State University recently took first place in a business plan competition at UNITY’s national virtual conference in partnership with the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development.
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UNITY’s First-Ever Virtual Conference Inspires Native Youth from Across the Country

The annual leadership event featured speakers including Congresswomen Deb Haaland (New Mexico) and Sharice Davids (Kansas), recording artists Jewel, Taboo from the Black Eyed Peas, Radmilla Cody, filmmaker Kyle Bell and more.
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