- Published on Friday, 17 April 2015 18:46
In July 2015, up to 1,500 American Indian and Alaska Native youth, advisors and supporters are expected to gather in Washington, DC for the National UNITY Conference. They will share their diverse cultures and seek solutions to common concerns and issues within their communities. They will be challenged. They will learn. They will interact and enjoy the fellowship of Native youth from throughout the United States - all in a positive, inclusive setting, and in the spirit of unity.
- Published on Thursday, 16 April 2015 22:16
Empowering Native Youth to Get a Head Start on Building Their Financial Futures - A financial literacy month initiative of NFEC and NCAI.
The Native Financial Education Coalition (NFEC) and the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) launched NAT$VE in the BANK because they understand that Native youth developing relationships with financial institutions is a proven difference-maker in empowering their ability to make smart financial decisions over the course of their lives.
Native youth between the ages of 12 and 25 can ANSWER the CALL by participating and LEAD the WAY by getting others to participate!
To learn more about the initiative and how to participate, visit the Native Financial Education Coalition website.
- Published on Thursday, 09 April 2015 18:50
Mesa, Arizona—Motivational trainer Jeri Brunoe, Wasco Tribe, and Marcus Guinn, Osage and Potawatomi Tribes, are teaming up to offer free leadership training for up to 100 Native American youth from April 10 to April 12 in Rapid City, South Dakota. United National Indian Tribal Youth, also known as UNITY, in partnership with the Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is hosting the “Today’s Native Leaders” (TNL) youth leadership event at the Hilton Garden Inn in Rapid City. There is no registration fee.
- Published on Thursday, 09 April 2015 18:21
Mesa, Arizona—The national UNITY organization is creating an alumni association and is seeking potential members. UNITY stands for United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. Have you ever attended a National UNITY conference or a mid-year UNITY conference? Have you ever been a member of a UNITY affiliated Youth council or have you ever served as an Advisor for a UNITY affiliated youth council?
- Published on Thursday, 09 April 2015 18:02
Read the rest of the following linked story on the Indian Country Today website.
In 2013, Business Insider described the Wind River Reservation as the “most depressing and dangerous place to live,” but according to Sunny Goggles, the Northern Arapaho Tribe would rather be known for the efforts it took for them to overcome and survive.
Located in Arapahoe, Wyoming, it is the only reservation in the state. Wind River sits within Fremont County and is home to the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe. The reservation suffers from high unemployment (76 percent), poverty (68 percent, some receive public aid) and substandard housing. The county leads the state in substance use and violent crime, according to Goggles, director of the White Buffalo Recovery Program, which is run on the reservation.