- Published on Monday, 16 March 2015 20:37
Flagstaff, Arizona - Native youth in Flagstaff, Arizona can now sign up to become involved in a UNITY Youth Council right in their community. Thanks to efforts by the Native Americans for Community Action’s (NACA), Reach UR Life Program, Native youth can meet as a youth council and become affiliated with UNITY. The mission of NACA is to provide preventive wellness strategies to empower and advocate for Native people and others in heed to create a healthy community based on Harmony, Respect and Indigenous Values.
- Published on Friday, 13 March 2015 19:27
UNITY will be sharing a series of resources available to Native individuals and communities to help address this serious issue of Suicide. UNITY youth leaders voted unanimously at the UNITY Midyear Conference in Washington, DC to make Suicide Prevention a top priority (see resolution attachment below). Please share these resources far and wide! Please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) if you need to talk to someone.
This webiste is a great resource for individuals working with Native populations. Please share.
- Published on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 21:14
During the recent 2015 UNITY Midyear Conference in Washington, DC, the National UNITY Council passed a resolution in support of President Barack Obama's Native Youth initiative, which he announced during the annual White House Tribal Nations Conference. The "Generation Indigenous" initiative is a national effort that will focus on removing barriers that stand between Native youth and their opportunity to succeed. The aim is to focus on the: creation of Native Youth Community Projects; creation of a National Tribal Youth Network, launch of the Cabinet Native Youth Listening Tour; and creation and implementation of a White House Tribal Youth Gathering in the Summer of 2015.
- Published on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 19:44
The following is from a February 24, 2015 Navajo Nation Council News Release.
DILKON, Ariz. - Navajo Council Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty (Beclabito, Cove, Gadi'i'ahi/To'Koi, Red Valley, Tooh Haltsooi, Toadlena/Two Grey Hills, Tse atnaoz't'l'I] met with youth community members in Dilkon on Monday to discuss the development of a local youth council and Girl Scouts program, which was hosted by Dilkon Youth Services.
Delegate Crotty was invited to the meeting by the DYS program and said she was pleased to visit with local youth to express her support of the proposed youth council. She then posed questions to the youth members regarding the initiative and its effort to become affiliated with the United National lndian Tribal Youth.
- Published on Friday, 13 February 2015 17:04
On February 26, 2015, from 5 to 6 p.m. ET, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will host “Youth Action Planning: Develop a Fundraising Plan,” a Webinar presented by UNITY: Today’s Native Leaders.
This webinar will focus on creative fundraising and will challenge participants to think outside the box when fundraising for youth council projects. This is the third Webinar in the “How to Build an Effective Youth Council” series.