Nearly 100 Native Youth Receive Service Project Training at Today’s Native Leaders Academy in Rapid City
- Published on Friday, 24 April 2015 00:00
Rapid City, South Dakota—Nearly 100 Native American youth and their advisors from tribes across the nation discussed how they can give back to their communities at a leadership training last week 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) hosted the “Today’s Native Leaders” (TNL) youth leadership event at the Hilton Garden Inn in Rapid City.
The free TNL training, which focused on culturally relevant leadership development, included a curriculum promoting team building activities, action planning & event promotion, developing community service projects, and “How to create a UNITY youth council.” A group of Native youth peer leaders assisted in the training including Alexandria GreyBull, Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes from South Dakota, Nataanii Hatathlie, Navajo from New Mexico, Leslie Locklear, Lumbee from North Carolina, Hamilton Seymour, Nooksack from Washington, Layha Spoonhunter, Eastern Shoshone from Idaho, Claullen Tillman, Eastern Shoshone from Wyoming, and Alexander Toledo, Jemez Pueblo from New Mexico.
- 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?