- Published on Thursday, 11 December 2014 15:00
Please join representatives from the White House, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, United National Tribal Indian Youth (UNITY) and the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) for a Webinar/Call on “What Native Youth need to know about the Affordable Care Act”. The webinar/call will take place on Wednesday, December 17th at 8 PM EST. Below you will find an agenda as well as the Webinar link and the Call-In Information. In addition we have attached the PowerPoint should you only be able to dial in.
- Published on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 16:40
Save the date and attend the second annual UNITY Open House on Friday, December 19, 2014. The event will begin at 12:00 pm at the UNITY Offices at 1 N MacDonald Dr. in Mesa, AZ and feature Santa, a toy and food drive, lighting of the UNITY Fire, and songs around the UNITY Drum. Please bring a toy or can of food to contribute to the drive.
The program includes a DJ and cultural presentations by members of local UNITY Youth Councils. Additionally, Billy Mills, winner of the 1964 Olympic 10,000 meter run, will be a special guest and presenter.
Please RSVP on the UNITY Facebook events page.
More information about this special event may be found in the attached flyer.
- Published on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 17:33
Washington, DC—“Not only did I get to see and hear his powerful message to Indian country and shake his hand but I got a selfie with President (Barack) Obama,” wrote Brian Weeden, 21, Mashpee Wampanoag, on his Facebook page shortly after he and Sarah Scott, 20, Lummi, shook hands with President Barack Obama last week during the Sixth White House Tribal Nations Conference (WHTNC) in Washington, DC. Weeden and Scott serve as Co-Presidents of the National UNITY Council. UNITY stands for United National Indian Tribal Youth. The purpose of the annual WHTNC is to foster the relationship between the United States Government and American Indian and Alaska Native tribes.
- Published on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 23:10
The following story was published on the act.mtv.com website on November 26, 2014.
How Do Native Americans Really Feel About Thanksgiving?
We’ve all heard the story of the first Thanksgiving, but how much of what we’ve been told is true and how much of it has turned to legend over the years? And while the original Thanksgiving is supposed to be about a meal between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoags, Thanksgiving now rarely puts any attention on the Native Americans involved or how Natives view Thanksgiving today.
To get a Native perspective, I spoke with Brian Moskwetah Weeden, a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. He is the Male Co-President of the United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY), a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribes Enrollment Committee and Youth Advisory Committee and a Chairman to the 2014 Pow Wow Committee.
For starters, he was able to clear up some myths about the first Thanksgiving...
Read the rest of the story HERE.
- Published on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 21:41
What is #GIVINGTUESDAY?
We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
Support UNITY and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.