Welcome to United Natives

About Us


To build, sustain, and enhance the quality of life among Native (Native American/Alaska Native) youth through mentorship, networking, education, health, leadership, and culture. United Natives is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization and is incorporated through the Navajo Nation. 


United Natives is an online community that brings together professional Native (Native American/Alaska Native) mentors and Native college students. Our mentors represent various professional fields and provide individual mentorship to Native students as a volunteer service through one-on-one or distance correspondence. Mentorship information is below. 

Speaking Engagements

Motivational Speaking: United Natives conducts speaking engagements to Native American junior high, high school, and undergraduate students about academic life from personal experiences and how to overcome academic barriers. 

Educational Workshops: United Natives conducts workshops to inform Native junior high, high school, college students, and family about applying to college, finding scholarships, applying for scholarships, and utilizing academic resources. 

Additional Information


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Scholarships, Internships, Opportunities

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Undergraduate student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States (including both two-year and four-year institutions) can apply for the scholarship. Gilman Scholarship enables American students to gain proficiency in diverse languages and cultures, skills that are critically important to their academic and career development. Over 2,900 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study or intern abroad. 


The Academic Advancement Program (AAP), a multiracial program, represents the best of what US society aspires to: access, equity, opportunity, and excellence. AAP has 3 key goals: 

-To create and administer innovation academic programs for first generation, low-income and students who have been historically underrepresented in higher education;

-To provide academic support for a diverse population of undergraduate students in their pursuit of academic excellence;

-To promote UCLA access and academic success for high school and community college students across the State's increasingly diverse populations.


First time ever Native languages grant that is funded by the Department of Education to be taught in public schools. 



Executive Director: Crystal Lee (Navajo), PhD, MPH 


Cultural gap inspires mentor group (Las Vegas Review Journal)


The United Nations Overlooks Native Rights in Developed Countries (IPS News Agency)


Bringing together a heritage and a career (UNLV News Center)


Implementation of 2030 Agenda to be the focus at single largest forum on women and girls (UN Women)


Mentorship Information

How to Become a Mentee

-Complete and submit the application (email: info@unitednatives.org)

-Submit most recent academic transcripts from high school or university/college

-Submit a Certificate of Indian Blood or proof of tribal enrollment

-Submit a essay that states your background, academic, and professional goals

-Submit a letter of acceptance from your college/university institution 

-Must be 18 years or older

How to Become a Mentor

-Must be Native American, Alaskan Native, or Native Hawaiian

-Must possess a minimum of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university

-Must submit Mentor Profile questions that will be displayed on our website (email: info@unitednatives.org)

-Must sign Mentor Contract agreement that states all mentor-mentee guidelines (email: info@unitednatives.org)

-Applications are accepted on a rolling basis (email: info@unitednatives.org)

Why Mentorship is Needed

-It helps provide guidance to students for their academic and career aspirations

-Mentors can write letters of recommendations for scholarships, educational related goals, or employment

-Native mentors understand the journey Native students endure academically

Contact Us

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Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm

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