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More than 1200 Native American youth from throughout the U.S. participated in regional caucus meetings, held elections and selected a national male Co-President and female Co-President during the National UNITY Conference last week in Los Angeles. Nataanii Bahozhonii Hatathlie, 19, Navajo, is the new male Co-President and Dominique Lombardi, 20, Morongo Band of Mission Indians, is the new female Co-President. They will work with 10 regional representatives addressing Native youth issues during the next year as part of the National UNITY Council’s Executive Committee.
The National UNITY Conference came to a close with the traditional banquet and dance on the evening of July 16, 2013. Good food, good friends and lots of laughs. Enjoy a slide show of the evening's activities in the following video. Thanks to Juanita Lombardi for taking the great pictures.
Aaron Tso, Navajo, sings the National Anthem to open the day two general session of the UNITY Conference.
Welcome to UNITY News from a sold out 2013 National UNITY Conference. Approximately 1200 are in attendance and the members of the National UNITY Council (NUC) are promoting youth safety by instituting a buddy system. In today's UNITY News webcast NUC Executive Committee members, Sarah Jo Schilling and Wyatt Leonard Goggles, explain the system and encourage all youth to take part. Additionally, a number of conference participants offer their reaction to the first day's activities.