Webinars – Page 2 – UNITY, Inc.

Weekly Resilient Youth Virtual Talking Circle

Resilient Youth Talking Circle:
Join Native Health’s Youth Resiliency Program every Tuesday 4:00 p.m. via Zoom for the Youth Talking Circles. American Indian and Alaskan Native Youth, ages 11-17 years old may participate. Read More

UNITY 25 Under 25 Awardee hosts virtual Self Defense Class

Join this free, virtual self-defense class with UNITY 25 Under 25 Awardee Kylie Hunts-in-Winter, a Black Belt in Kenpo Karate. She is an experienced self-defense Instructor whose Brave Woman Campaign advocates empowering indigenous high school students against violence.

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Youth Ribbon Skirt Making Virtual Workshop

Sew a ribbon skirt in just two class sessions! The instructor will go through a step-by-step process and include some background information on the story of ribbon skirts among American Indian people. This workshop is targeted for high school aged youth. Read More

Virtual Trainings Available: Youth Leadership Days

Calling all adults and high school youth!! Join us for our 10th Annual Youth Leadership Days – the VIRTUAL edition. Participation is FREE for American Indian high school students everywhere.
March 6th and 13th – schedule below is for both days:
  • Parent/adult session is 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
  • Youth Session is 9:30 AM – Noon
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  • Hear from Tatanka Means, Jeri Bruno, Robert Johnston, Thosh Collins and many more!!

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UNITY Hosts Native Scholarship Forum

Join the American Indian College Fund and other top Native scholarship providers to learn more about scholarship opportunities available to support your Native youth education.

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Learning with Alumni: Dark Skin, Light Skin: Healing Between Natives

As UNITY celebrates Black History Month, we share this important conversation about supporting Native youth who face lateral oppression based on the color of their skin. Both light and dark skin natives face struggles with feeling like they belong within Indigenous Communities. Join UNITY Alumni and former Female CoPresident LoVina Louie as she facilitates her special guests in this Free Power Hour webinar; brought to you by our partners at the Native Wellness Institute. Watch and Learn tools for how we can help our youth councils navigate through lateral oppression and help address disparities to be more inclusive.

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Learn with Alumni: Healing Through Sport

Look at healing properties of sport and traditional games with UNITY Alumni Robert Johnston.  As some sporting events and gatherings have been postponed, join Coach Rob in examining the origins of the wellness foundation built into our indigenous identities. Robert works closely with the Native Wellness Institute. The Native Wellness Institute exists to promote the well-being of Native people through programs and trainings that embrace the teachings and traditions of our ancestors.

Learn with Alumni: CHANCE W/GR8NESS hosts Judith LeBlanc

UNITY Alumni Chance Rush hosts Judith LeBlanc, the Director of Native Organizers Alliance, was able to make an impact on the NativeVote  in 2020 by engaging the “Moccasins on the Ground” movement. LeBlanc shares her life long path being involved in the struggling for justice, from Massachusetts to Oklahoma: “with a high heel on one foot and a moccasin on the other”. In the 2020 election, we had the”most natives who voted ever” with states like Arizona and Nevada, where the Native Vote had a huge impact on the election outcomes. LeBlanc shares that unless we are organized, Indian Country won’t be able to take advantage of the new and upcoming opportunities.

Learning with Alumni: Emcee One on Lateral Violence

Watch and Learn with UNITY lead trainer and Alumni Marcus “Emcee One” Guinn for more tools to better understand and address lateral violence.

The UNITY Network Voted in 2020 on their top ten issues facing Native youth, and #5 most common response was “Bullying, gossiping, cultural bullying or lateral violence”.  Let’s work together to address this. In some homes, young Native people grow up witnessing the isolating effects of poverty, substance abuse, domestic violence, and feeling “less than.” Without social supports, they may want to make themselves feel better and release their anger and frustration, so may resort to bullying others, including other AI/AN youth. Read More

Tele-Native Youth: Traditional Foods webinar

Watch this online webinar for an educational discussion on Traditional Foods with former UNITY 25 under 25 Awardee, CNAY Champion for Change & founder of Indigikitchen, Mariah Gladstone, Taos Pueblo Youth Advocate, Brandon Lujan, and our special guest world renowned Indigenous Chef, Sean Sherman the Founder & CEO of The Sioux Chef. One key element of UNITY Wellness Warriors is helping Native youth have access to traditional food and the knowledge it carries. Learn more at www.unityinc.org under the Wellness Warriors tab. Read More