- Published on Thursday, 11 June 2015 21:33
Mesa, Arizona—UNITY, Inc. is proud to announce its second consecutive year partnering with Nike N7 to support health promotion and disease prevention at its annual National UNITY Conference July 10-14, 2015 in conjunction with the White House Tribal Youth Gathering on July 9. Nike N7 athletes and UNITY youth leaders will kick off a year-long fitness campaign as a way to celebrate UNITY’s 40th birthday next year. At the national conference, nearly 1,500 youth and their chaperones in Washington, DC will participate in various fitness activities. Last year, in Oregon, conference attendees overwhelmingly cited the Nike N7 Day at the Nike world headquarters as a highlight of the conference.
“N7 is our commitment to bring sport and all of its benefits to Native American and Aboriginal communities in the United States and Canada, with a focus on youth,” said Sam McCracken, General Manager of Nike N7. “Beyond promoting healthy and physically active lifestyle, sport helps build self-confidence and enables youth to be a force for positive change in their community. We believe that through activity, competition and play, Native American and Aboriginal youth can unleash the power of their generation and inspire the next.”
- Published on Tuesday, 09 June 2015 23:19
If you are unable to attend the White House Tribal Youth Gathering, consider hosting a watch party!
The attached flyer has additional information for those who may be interested.
- Published on Monday, 08 June 2015 17:43
Do you know a UNITY alum who should be recognized for their outstanding achievement and contributions to the Native American community? UNITY is accepting nominations for its prestigious Eddie Wadda Alumni of the Year award. Please note that the nomination deadline is June 15, 2015.
The purpose of the “Eddie Wadda Alumni of the Year Award” is to recognize outstanding achievement by an individual among UNITY alumni. UNITY values the dedication of these individuals who embody the spirit of UNITY by giving back to the Native American community. In appreciation, UNITY will honor one such Alumnus or alumna this year during the 2015 National UNITY Conference in Washington DC with the presentation of the Eddie Wadda Alumni of the Year Award. The honoree will be recognized during the UNITY Celebration Banquet on Monday July 13, 2015. The honoree must be present to receive the award.
CLICK HERE for the EDDIE WADDA ALUMNI OF THE YEAR NOMINATION FORM.
- Published on Friday, 05 June 2015 00:39
Native youth are gathering at the UNITY headquarters in Mesa, Arizona every week to learn more about Teen Pregnancy Prevention. United National Indian Tribal Youth Inc., also known as UNITY, is in a partnership with the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona to offer the Native STANDS curriculum centered on health and personal identity. The trainer for the course is Debbie Manuel, Navajo, and Executive Director of the Morning Star Leaders Foundation.
The curriculum was developed by a workgroup that included Native youth, a Native elder, public health and youth development experts, and health curriculum developers. It is designed to meet the needs of today's Native youth. It honors tradition and culture at the same time that it meets today's Native youth where they are: walking between two different—but interconnected—worlds. While Native STAND acknowledges that Native youth face many of the same challenges as mainstream youth, it embraces the power of traditional teachings and cultural strengths that Native youth have within themselves and their communities.
- Published on Tuesday, 02 June 2015 16:51
If you want to apply for or update your individual or Youth Council's UNITY membership, you can now do so online HERE.