- Published on Thursday, 25 June 2015 14:22
Mesa, AZ – The United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY) has announced the first thirteen members of its re-established UNITY Earth Ambassadors Leadership Program. The environmental stewardship program was started in the 1990’s, but due to funding challenges, was suspended until this year when the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community agreed to provide partial funding for its return.
The new 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. Topics will focus on, but not limited to, recycling, conservation, regeneration, and restoration.
- Published on Wednesday, 17 June 2015 13:55
Happening July 1, 2015...
The third Journey to the National UNITY Conference conference call is coming soon!!
Who should be on the call? Advisors, chaperones, and students who wish to learn more about the purpose of the conference and participant expectations. Highlights from the conference agenda will be shared. This is a time for your questions to be answered about ground transportation, hotel parking, and other important details. Please join us on the call!
A Q&A conference call regarding the National UNITY Conference
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 2:00 PM Pacific / 5:00 PM EST
Call (513) 386-0000, pin 197214#
- Published on Wednesday, 17 June 2015 18:14
For a second year in a row Chenoa Tso (Navajo), 17, and a student at Mountain View High School in Mesa, AZ has won the National UNITY Conference logo contest! Chenoa will receive a $250 cash prize for her winning concept. Congratulations Chenoa!
A pdf file containing a larger version of the logo is attached.
- Published on Wednesday, 17 June 2015 13:37
Mesa, AZ—Six Native American youth groups have been selected to share their service projects in Washington, DC during the Today’s Native Leaders National Summit on July 9, held in conjunction with the White House Tribal Youth Gathering. UNITY partnered with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in 2013 for the Today's Native Leaders (TNL) program. This exciting four-year initiative offers Native youth the opportunity to participate in trainings throughout the country that provide a plan for developing and implementing service projects in their communities.
In the past year, trainings have been held in Arizona, Florida, and South Dakota. Over the next couple of years, TNL staff and trainers will host events in five additional locations throughout the country including Washington, Minnesota, Oklahoma, California, and Massachusetts. A schedule of the remaining sites are available on the UNITY website at www.unityinc.org.
- 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.”