- Published on Tuesday, 15 September 2015 17:01
The following story was originally posted by Native American Calling.
This summer more than 1,800 young people gathered in Washington D.C. for the annual United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY) Conference. They represented more than 200 tribes and Indigenous communities from more than 40 states and communities in other countries like New Zealand, Taiwan and Canada. National Native News anchor Antonia Gonzales (Navajo) shares highlights from this year’s gathering. We also hear the opinions and perspectives of young Native leaders from across Native America.
You may listen to the program HERE.
- Published on Tuesday, 15 September 2015 16:39
UNITY seeks youth councils to take the lead in creativity and participation for annual UNITY float
It is PARADE TIME in Arizona, and UNITY is asking those interested in helping with the UNITY float entry into the 2015 Native American Connections Parade, to please join a conference call on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 3PM Arizona time to begin planning.
The popular community parade is part of the 31st Annual Native American Recognition Days, and will take place on October 10 at 9 AM in downtown Phoenix. UNITY invites families and friends to join them on this day to cheer on UNITY youth!
UNITY Float Committee Details: Conference Call
Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM Arizona time
Call-in Number: (513) 386-0000
PIN #: 167214#
- Published on Monday, 14 September 2015 18:29
On September 24, 2015, from 6 to 7 p.m. ET, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will host “Learning to Lead,” a Webinar presented by UNITY: Today’s Native Leaders. Young people who participate in youth leadership and youth development activities tend to do better in school, are more active in their communities, and have an easier time moving onto adulthood. This webinar will explore how to assess your leadership skills and learn how to become an effective leader.
- Explore leadership qualities youth bring to their schools and communities
- Recognize youth leadership skills and priorities
- Build support among peers to take on leadership roles and practice leadership skills by creating positive change in schools, organizations, or communities
For more information visit the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Online University site.
You may register to participate in this webinar HERE.
- Published on Tuesday, 08 September 2015 16:32
Annual UNITY Golf Classic Date Announced
The 2016 date has been announced for the annual UNITY Golf Classic, benefiting Native youth. The event will take place on Monday, February 15, (President's Day) at the Talking Stick Golf Club, an enterprise of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
- Published on Tuesday, 08 September 2015 16:18
September 10, 2015 - World Suicide Prevention Day
UNITY will hold its 2nd Annual "Moment Of Silence" on September 10, 2015, World Suicide Prevention Day. UNITY encourages youth councils and others to plan a Moment of Silence remembering those who have passed on and offering prayers for those who suffer from depression or are considered high risk. The official "UNITY Moment of Silence” will take place at 4 p.m. eastern, 1 p.m. pacific.
In addition, UNITY has created a "I Will Live" page on its website, which includes resources for suicide prevention and events bringing awareness to events held during Suicide Prevention Week, September 7-13, 2015. CLICK HERE to view the UNITY "I WILL LIVE" page.
To learn more about warning signs please go to http://www.suicidology.org/resources/warning-signs. The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or you can visit www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.