Webinars – Page 3 – UNITY, Inc.

Tele-Native Youth: The Show Must Go On! webinar

Watch as CNAY welcomes Theland Kicknosway, Jonna Brady, Whitney Rencountre and Tiny Rosales to talk about how they continue to build community and celebrate their culture during the pandemic. During “The Show Must Go On!” one participant shared “This Sicangu Lakota elder has been following the Social Distance Pow wow page since it’s inception. Keeps me connected and up to date.”  Let UNITY know if you have any other resources you use to connect and stay well during the pandemic. Wellness is a key priority, share resources with your community and local Youth Councils. Read More

Hopi Singers: Virtual Blessings for NNAHM

Watch & Learn: The #NativeYouthSing Native American Heritage Month Live Q&A series have continued throughout the month as different youth singers share their songs of gratitude around a “Virtual UNITY Fire” for all to enjoy. The latest guest on UNITY’s  “Native Youth Sing Series,” was Mr. Justin Secakuku anf Kyle from the Hopi Nation. The future of Indian Country is promising. Our songs carry good medicine that our people need right now. Read More

Building Community Support for Youth Councils

UNITY Advisors recently gathered for an interactive virtual session to discuss Building Community Support for Youth Councils as part of the UNITY Fall Webinar Series – Adult Track led by guest presenters, Eileen Crocker, White Mountain Apache and Vance Home Gun, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Read More

Shimá Storytelling features UNITY Executive Director

Shimá means “my mother” in the Navajo language. Three Navajo women, in partnership with the Navajo Nation Library, team up to offer a grassroots reading program for youth of all ages featuring storytelling, singing and activities in Diné Bizaad (Navajo). Shimá Storytelling, held every other Wednesday via Zoom, began in 2019 with facilitators Radmilla Cody, Pauletta Chief-Lee and Stephanie Littlehat.

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Learning with UNITY Alumnus Michael Preston

Recent Gila River Indian Community UNITY alumnus Michael Preston shared his knowledge and perspectives with UNITY advisors working with local youth councils as part of UNITY’s Fall 2020 Webinar Series. Michael took part in a webinar called “Youth Participation in the Decision-Making Process” He share many interactive communication tools and applications to engage youth in the decision-making process. 

As a youth, Michael started his journey in leadership development by serving as the President of the Akimel O’odham/Pee-Posh Youth Council. He was also an active member of the National Youth Network. His training and experience provided him the opportunity to serve as the Male Co-President of the National UNITY Council in 2001.


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Cowlitz youth host virtual Fall retreat

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe Youth Council recently held its annual Fall retreat, which was held virtually. The Cowlitz Tribe is made up of Southwestern Coast Salish and Sahaptan people who are Indigenous to the Pacific Northwest located in Washington state. The retreat agenda was filled with guest speakers covering important topics such as youth empowerment, tribal history and language, and finances. In addition, the youth council accepted nominations for officers and held its election. Read More

Tele-Native Youth: Resilient Communities & COVID-19 Webinar

Watch and learn with Navajo-Hopi Covid-19 Relief Fund organizer & CNAY Youth Advisory Board Member Shandiin Herera, Yellowbird Life Ways Center organizer Florence Whiteman, and former Deputy Director of the National Center for Infectious Diseases, Dr. Stephen Ostroff to discuss all things COVID-19. Read More

UNITY and Nike N7 to Host “Hear Us. See Us. Rise Together” Webinar with Native American Athletes

November 13, 2020
Media Contact: Cassidy Rue | 623.692.6818

UNITY and Nike N7 to Host “Hear Us. See Us. Rise Together” Webinar with Native American Athletes
The webinar featuring Native American athletes Shauna Long, Madison Hammond and Lindy Waters III will focus on using sports to create positive change

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Native Youth are Medicine Native Youth Report

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, the CNAY at the Aspen Institute will release the 5th Annual State of Native Youth Report on November 24, 2020. The theme of this year’s report is Native Youth are Medicine – highlighting the strength and resilience of Native youth. “The best advice was given by a man named Joseph Marshall – when you know the story about injustice, you have the responsibility. The injustice that has occurred for far too long with those who were here at the start of America has to stop” said Sen. Byron Dorgan. Watch and learn how UNITY Youth Councils can address the needs of our communities found in this report. Explore more resources under the Opportunity Tab at www.unityinc.org Read More

Learn with Alumni: Best Practices in Youth Council Development Webinar Nov 12th

Join UNITY for the Best Practices in Youth Council Development Webinar happening Thursday, November 12, 2020, 12:00 pm PST//3:00 pm EST. Guest presenter Ginger Martin (Gila River Indian Community – Akimel O’odham), is the Owner of Sunbird Enterprises, LLC., and UNITY Alumnus, Original UNITY Earth Ambassador (1990).  This webinar will explore how Youth Councils can ensure that youth have access to: Ongoing relationships with tribal leaders; Safe places with structured youth activities during the non-school hours; Training and Organizational support;  Opportunities to give back through community service; Offer input into the issues affecting their peers, provide guidance and feedback in tribal policy formation; and serve as effective spokespeople for the tribe.

Click here to Register for Best Practices in Youth Council Development happening Thursday, November 12, 2020, 12:00 pm PST//3:00 pm EST.
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