- 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.
- Published on Monday, 06 April 2015 17:09
The 2015 Spring Edition of the UNITY News Update is now available and attached for viewing and download.
This issue contains stories about the upcoming conference in Washington, DC; the recent Education Roundtable with Congressman Rokita; the Eddie Wadda Alumni of the Year award, the Golda Cook Scholarships; the upcoming Rapid City, SD Today's Native Leaders training session; the UNITY Alumni Association; a listing of new youth councils; a report on the Inaugural Class of UNITY's 25 Under 25; and other items of interest.
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- Published on Monday, 16 March 2015 20:37
Flagstaff, Arizona - Native youth in Flagstaff, Arizona can now sign up to become involved in a UNITY Youth Council right in their community. Thanks to efforts by the Native Americans for Community Action’s (NACA), Reach UR Life Program, Native youth can meet as a youth council and become affiliated with UNITY. The mission of NACA is to provide preventive wellness strategies to empower and advocate for Native people and others in heed to create a healthy community based on Harmony, Respect and Indigenous Values.
- Published on Friday, 13 March 2015 19:27
UNITY will be sharing a series of resources available to Native individuals and communities to help address this serious issue of Suicide. UNITY youth leaders voted unanimously at the UNITY Midyear Conference in Washington, DC to make Suicide Prevention a top priority (see resolution attachment below). Please share these resources far and wide! Please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) if you need to talk to someone.
This webiste is a great resource for individuals working with Native populations. Please share.
- Published on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 21:14
During the recent 2015 UNITY Midyear Conference in Washington, DC, the National UNITY Council passed a resolution in support of President Barack Obama's Native Youth initiative, which he announced during the annual White House Tribal Nations Conference. The "Generation Indigenous" initiative is a national effort that will focus on removing barriers that stand between Native youth and their opportunity to succeed. The aim is to focus on the: creation of Native Youth Community Projects; creation of a National Tribal Youth Network, launch of the Cabinet Native Youth Listening Tour; and creation and implementation of a White House Tribal Youth Gathering in the Summer of 2015.
- Navajo Council Delegate Amber Crotty advocates for youth empowerment
- Webinar to Discuss Youth Action Planning for Fundraising
- More than 200 Native Youth Tackle Tribal Issues at UNITY Midyear Conference in Washington, DC
- UNITY Prepares for Record Turnout at National Native Youth Leadership Conference in DC