- 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?
- 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.