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UNITY Midyear Conference

This category includes UNITY Midyear 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 meeting. If you cannot find what you're looking for here, call the UNITY office or use the Contact form to ask specific questions.

Register Online HERE for the Midyear Conference and view the latest draft version of the 2015 Midyear Conference HERE.

More than 200 Native Youth Tackle Tribal Issues at UNITY Midyear Conference in Washington, DC

Native Youth at Midyear ConferenceMesa, AZ—American Indian youth and their advisors from tribes across the nation addressed issues such as suicide and climate change at the UNITY Midyear Conference last week in Washington, DC.  United National Indian Tribal Youth, also known as UNITY, hosted the annual youth leadership event at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City.

One powerful session included the passage of a resolution by members of the National UNITY Council to address suicide. The most recent statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention state that American Indians and Alaskan Natives have the highest rate, more than double, of suicides among 10-24 year olds based on race/ethnicity and sex in the United States.

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UNITY Midyear Conference Agenda Is Available

The Midyear Conference agenda is attached. This is the final version and supercedes all previous drafts.

UNITY Youth Leaders Prepare to Gather in Washington, DC

Annual UNITY Midyear Conference to take place February 11-15, 2015

UNITYMidyear2015Mesa, AZ—Nearly 200 Native American youth and advisors from across the country, representing tribal communities and youth councils, will gather for a week-long youth leadership conference in Washington DC. The United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY, Inc.) will host its annual midyear conference, with programming focused on youth leadership development, training for youth leader advisors, networking, and cultural exchange.

The event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City from February 11 - 15, 2015. Agenda highlights include a visit to Capitol Hill where youth councils will visit with representatives from congress, youth forums and exclusive dialogue with invited guests from the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and youth council presentations and sharing of community service projects.

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Invitation to Attend Midyear Conference Cutural Event

Cultural Event FlyerA cultural event is scheduled for Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm during the UNITY Midyear Conference. The activities will take place in Regency Rooms E & F at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City hotel.

The event, which is open to the public, will feature Southern and Eastern Tribes.

A flyer with the relevant information is attached.

Midyear Conference Frequently Asked Questions

The attached document contains answers to the most frequently asked questions concerning the 2015 UNITY Midyear Conference. If you have a question not addressed, please contact the UNITY staff at (480) 718-9793.