Training – UNITY, Inc.

UNITY 25 Under 25 Awardee featured in Youth Wellness Summit


The Youth Wellness Summit is hosted by the New Mexico Indian Affairs Department and the Honoring Native Life Program. Their goal is to enable Indigenous youth to share best practices, lessons learned, and to build a network of resources for Suicide Prevention and Intervention efforts in Tribal communities. The 2021 Youth Wellness Summit: Community Resilience: Nurturing and Protecting Youth Wellness, will take place virtually via zoom June 11, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm and June 12, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The summit is open to ages 18 to 25, however youth as young as 16 are encouraged to apply with parental consent. Read More

Spring Webinar Series: Join the Peer Guides every Thursday in June

UNITY believes the most effective and powerful messaging comes from youth to youth training. The UNITY Cohort of Peer Guides will offer peer mentoring in a the five-part online learning series. The free webinars will focus on empowering Native youth to identify their community needs and equipping them with tools to advocate for increasing community safety.
The First Webinar begins Thursday, June 3rd.
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Speaker line up announced for National UNITY Conference

An Actor, Clothing designer, Singer and Tik Tok star, and a Fashion designer have been confirmed as part of the speaker line up at the 2021 National UNITY Conference in Dallas, Texas to be held July 2 – 6, at the downtown Sheraton Hotel and Convention Center. The conference theme will be ‘45 Years of Building Resilient Leaders and Lifelong Connections.’  The event will feature:
  • Chance Rush, Hidatsa, actor in Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon and motivational speaker, trainer, comedian
  • Tia Wood, Cree/Salish, Vogue featured Dancer/Singer and Tik Tok Star
  • Hud Oberly, Comanche/Osage/Caddo,Creative Director for Urban Native Era
  • Norma Baker Flying Horse, Hidatsa/Dakota Sioux/Assiniboine, Red Berry Woman Fashion Designer

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NUC Passes Resolution to support Native LGBTQ2S+ and Allies COVID-19 Impacts Study

UNITY is partnering with Bowman Performance Consulting (BPC) is seeking Native youth to be heard, and seen through a study that focuses on how COVID-19 impacts lives. Not only will your voices be heard, you can win up to $45 in gift cards. For more information, listen to a video presentation. Read More

UNITY Midyear Virtual Speed Workshops

College and Career Readiness are coming straight to you this Midyear. UNITY Partners offer short presentations to Native youth participants available on demand on the UNITY website. Topics may include career, culture, education, environment etc. Click the links below to watch and share these workshops with your network.

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Live Youth to Youth Connections

During this year’s Midyear Conference participants will have an opportunity to join live discussions on the top 10 issues facing UNITY youth. These interactive sessions will be available after the general session on Friday and Saturday. UNITY leaders will brainstorm ways their peers can create community change to address these challenges. Read More

 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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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 Regional Midyear Meet-Ups for Native Youth

Join the National UNITY Council Executive Committee and Peer Guides as they host Regional UNITY Meet Ups. During the virtual meet-ups, youth councils are invited to gather to grow relationships and work towards goals. These Regional Meet-Ups are a fun networking opportunity and a brainstorming session for how to address community challenges.

Not only will this be an opportunity for your leaders to connect with Native youth in your region, but UNITY would also like your tribe’s feedback in the National Youth Experience Survey (NAYES) launching this month! With your youths’ help, UNITY youth will determine the key regional needs for 2021 and develop strategies to create safe, healthy, and thriving communities.

Please SELECT a REGION based on what state you live in below and join us! Read More

Watch and Learn from Emmy Award Winning filmmaker Kyle Bell

Watch and Learn in this free recorded workshop featuring Creek filmmaker Kyle Bell. Bell is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker whose films have been screened at festivals around the world. He was selected for the 2019 Sundance Institute Native Filmmakers Lab, and most recently won the 2020-21 Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, to be mentored by cinema legend Spike Lee. Share with other Native youth in your network to help Inspire Hope in future filmmakers for Indian Country. Read More