- Published on Thursday, 21 May 2015 16:55
UNITY and ITCA to help Native American teens increase self–esteem through culturally appropriate health education
United National Indian Tribal Youth Inc. (UNITY) has partnered with the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona Inc. (ITCA) to implement the Native STAND curriculum centered on health and personal identity. The curriculum was developed by a multi-disciplinary workgroup consisting of Native youth, Native elders, 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 them and their communities.
Earn a Free Trip to the National UNITY Conference! Deadline Extended for Earth Ambassador Program to May 20, 2015
- Published on Wednesday, 22 April 2015 21:21
The online UNITY Earth Ambassador Program Application is now available HERE.
Deadline Extended for Earth Ambassador Program to May 20, 2015
Mesa, AZ— Native youth have a unique opportunity to serve as Earth Ambassadors for the next nine-months as part of an environmental stewardship program just announced by the national UNITY organization. UNITY, also known as United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc., is a national organization that promotes personal development, citizenship, and leadership among American Indian and Alaska Native youth between the ages of 14 - 24. With one of the largest and oldest American Indian youth leadership networks in North America, UNITY has 155 affiliated youth councils in 35 states. Youth councils are sponsored by tribes, Alaska Native villages, high schools, colleges and other community organizations.
The UNITY Earth Ambassadors Leadership Program, partially funded by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, will offer 25 Native youth, who have demonstrated leadership potential, shown an interest in protecting the environment, and have been active in community service projects, an opportunity to learn more about environmental issues and how to become effective ambassadors for the protection of the earth’s environment. The inaugural class will attend training sessions and informational workshops to increase their knowledge of environmental issues affecting Native America, learn to serve as an ambassador to increase awareness of the issues affecting the environmental quality on Native lands, and promote the efforts to address environmental concerns within the nation’s Native communities.
- Published on Wednesday, 13 May 2015 19:36
Now Accepting 2015 - 2016 National UNITY Council Area Representative Election Petitions
Each year, the UNITY Organization convenes for a National Conference in various cities throughout the country. At these conferences, a young man and a young woman from UNITY affiliated youth councils participate in business meetings where they elect 10 officers to the National UNITY Council (NUC), which make up the Executive Committee (EC). The 10 officers or area representatives on the NUC EC represent 10 regions. Also elected are two Co-Presidents, one male and one female. It’s that time of year again to consider running for the Executive Committee of the NUC. Individual members, those not affiliated with a youth council, can also run for an area representative position. Please refer to the current National UNITY Council Constitution and Bylaws for additional information about the election process.
- Published on Wednesday, 13 May 2015 00:14
Purchase tickets at the UNITY office by Friday, May 22, 2015 for an opportunity to win 10 free tickets.
Purchase tickets online HERE.
Mark your calendars and purchase your tickets now!
UNITY will host the 2nd Annual Native American Heritage Night on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm as WNBA star Shoni Schimmel comes back to Phoenix for what is expected to be an exciting rematch between the Phoenix Mercury and the Atlanta Dream.
A portion of every ticket sold will go back to supporting UNITY.
You may purchase tickets at the UNITY office or, if you prefer, purchase online HERE. Refer to the attached flyers for more information about this event.