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This category features stories and news items concerning the activities of the National UNITY Council Executive Committee and its current and former members.

Co-President Election Petition Now Available

Co-President Election Petition

The Co-President Election Petition is available online HERE.

Declare Your Candidacy

Now Accepting 2015 - 2016 National UNITY Council Area Representative Election Petitions

National UNITY Council Petition

Each year, the UNITY Organization convenes for a National Conference in various cities throughout the country. At these conferences, a young man and a young woman from UNITY affiliated youth councils participate in business meetings where they elect 10 officers to the National UNITY Council (NUC), which make up the Executive Committee (EC). The 10 officers or area representatives on the NUC EC represent 10 regions. Also elected are two Co-Presidents, one male and one female. It’s that time of year again to consider running for the Executive Committee of the NUC. Individual members, those not affiliated with a youth council, can also run for an area representative position. Please refer to the current National UNITY Council Constitution and Bylaws for additional information about the election process.

Read more: Declare Your Candidacy

UNITY Youth Leaders Select Suicide Prevention as Top Priority

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.

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

This webiste is a great resource for individuals working with Native populations. Please share.

http://www.sprc.org/aian

UNITY Executive Committee Profile: Alexandria GreyBull

Alexandria GreyBullAlexandria GreyBull, Great Plains Area Representative, is nineteen years old. She is an enrolled member of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of Poplar, MT but she was born and raised on the Sisseton Wahpeton Lake Traverse Reservation in South Dakota. Alexandria is the daughter of Brian and Emma Greybull. She is currently the Vice President of the Seventh Generation Oyate Voices youth council of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate. Alexandria graduated from Tiospa Zina Tribal School in May 2012. She is an employee at the Sisseton Wahpeton Early Headstart and full time college student at Sisseton Wahpeton College and is majoring in Dakota Studies. Alexandria is a women's old style jingle dress dancer. Her culture plays a huge part in her life.

National UNITY Council Adopts Resolution Supporting "Generation Indigenous"

National UNITY Council in SessionDuring the recent 2015 UNITY Midyear Conference in Washington, DC, the National UNITY Council passed a resolution in support of President Barack Obama's Native Youth initiative, which he announced during the annual White House Tribal Nations Conference. The "Generation Indigenous" initiative is a national effort that will focus on removing barriers that stand between Native youth and their opportunity to succeed. The aim is to focus on the: creation of Native Youth Community Projects; creation of a National Tribal Youth Network, launch of the Cabinet Native Youth Listening Tour; and creation and implementation of a White House Tribal Youth Gathering in the Summer of 2015.

Read more: National UNITY Council Adopts Resolution Supporting "Generation Indigenous"