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This category includes Conference news, informational updates, photos, and registration and other forms necessary to participate in the annual gathering. Check this area for the latest news and information leading up to each year's conference. If you cannot find what you're looking for here, call the UNITY office or use the Contact form to ask specific questions.


Sponsors line up to support the National UNITY Conference

BMM Test Labs Check PresentationTribes, foundations, businesses and individuals have made commitments to support the National UNITY Conference to be held July 10-14, 2015 in Washington, DC. More than 1,200 Native American youth from across Indian Country are expected to gather in our nation's capital to participate in the annual conference taking place at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel.

Significant sponsorship commitments have been received from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Ak-Chin Indian Community, Bank of America. Ft. McDowell Yavapai Nation, NBC Comcast and the San Carlos Apache Tribe. Other sponsors include the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Apache Gold Casino, BMM Test Labs, National Education Association, Native Air Ambulance, Spokane Tribe of Indians, Suquamish Indian Tribe, Yavapai Apache Nation, Chickasaw Nation, Cow Creek of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, and Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.

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Call for Conference Workshop Proposals

Interested in presenting a workshop during the 2015 National UNITY Conference? UNITY is now accepting proposals from now until May 31, 2015. You may submit your proposal HERE on the online conference registration form.

Call for Conference Workshop Proposals

Logo Design Contest is Underway

Attention Native Youth Artists and Designers! Great Opportunity. Details HERE.

Conference Logo Design Contest Graphic

Apply Online for Golda Cook Scholarships

Applications Now Being Accepted for the 2015 Golda Cook Memorial Scholarships. Apply Online HERE.

Golda Cook Memorial Scholarships Graphic

Read more: Apply Online for Golda Cook Scholarships

UNITY Announces San Manuel Band of Mission Indians as a Major Sponsor of the National UNITY Conference

San Manuel Band of Mission IndiansMesa, AZ - UNITY, which stands for United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc., is pleased to announce the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians as a major sponsor of the 2015 National UNITY Conference. Nearly 1,500 Native American youth from across Indian Country are expected to gather in our nation's capital this summer to participate in the annual National UNITY Conference taking place July 10-14, 2015 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. In addition to the its $50,000 conference sponsorship, San Manuel also awarded UNITY a $25,000 grant for organizational capacity building.

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Graphics Art Competition for Native Youth

Graphic Art Competition FlyerUNITY announces a graphics art competition for Native youth! Please share the following with any youth council members and other Native youth who may be interested in designing the 2015 National UNITY Conference logo.

Theme: "Strengthening Self-Identity; Defining the U in UNITY"

Who: For Native Youth 14 - 24

What: Submit a conference logo design entry, digital or hand drawn

When: Submit your entry by the May 24, 2015 deadline

Why: Win $250 and have your design featured on the conference materials

How: Send file and contact information to Mary Kim Titla at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Specs: 12 inch by 12 inch max; 300 DPI; PDF, EPS, TIFF, or PSD format; 3 Color Max

A larger version of the competition flyer is attached.

Register for the National UNITY Conference TODAY!

National Conference registration fees are as follows:

Note: You must register and pay in full by the deadline date. If you are NOT paid in full by May 31, you will be billed at the next rate increase.

Conference AudienceNearly 1,500 Native American youth from across Indian Country are expected gather in our nation's capital this summer to participate in the annual National UNITY Conference taking place July 10-14, 2015 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. The five-day agenda will feature several nationally known keynote speakers, more than 30 workshops, a cultural exchange night, talent show, and awards banquet and dance. The historic White House Tribal Youth Gathering is also planned a day before the conference on July 9.

Read more: Register for the National UNITY Conference TODAY!

OVERFLOW HOTEL ANNOUNCED!

Washinhgton Plaza HotelDue to some nights selling out at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel, UNITY has negotiated a special rate at the Washington Plaza Hotel, four blocks from the Renaissance Downtown Hotel (the National UNITY Conference host hotel).

The special UNITY room rate at the Washington Plaza Hotel is $169 per night (plus taxes & fees). Rooms will go fast once again, so please don't delay!

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR ROOM ON-LINE NOW

Washington Plaza Hotel
10 Thomas Cir NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 842-1300

JR Cook Advisor of the Year Award

Nominate an Outstanding Youth Council Advisor. Prepare and Submit a Nomination Online HERE.

Advisor of the Year Graphic

Effective and successful youth councils consistently have one key ingredient in common; an advisor who is involved, provides wise counsel and guidance, and is willing to work closely with youth council members as they make and carry out their decisions and related activities.

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UNITY Seeks Education and Career Partners for Expo at National Conference

Call for Exhibitors

Call for Conference Exhibitors

Mesa, Arizona—Education institutions, armed forces, businesses, corporations and government agencies have an opportunity to interact with more than 1,200 American Indian and Alaska Native youth at the National UNITY Conference in mid-July in Washington, DC.  

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