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This section contains the latest UNITY news and references to stories and articles that may be of interest to an audience that includes and extends beyond Native American youth. This may include educators, potential employers, college recruiters, Native youth program managers, and others who share an interest in American Indian youth issues.

Purchase Tickets to Suns vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, Supporting Native Youth

Phoenix Suns FlyerHere's another great opportunity to support Native youth through UNITY, while enjoying an NBA game!

Support our Native youth by purchasing your ticket to the Phoenix Suns vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, taking place on February 8 at Talking Stick Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.

Tickets are $55.00 lower level, $25.00 upper level - UNITY receives a portion of each ticket sold. For more details click on the flyer to download, or CLICK HERE to purchase tickets now!

Executive Director "Runs for Native Youth"

Mary Kim TitlaUNITY's Executive Director, Mary Kim Titla, laced up her shoes and hit the road, participating in the 2016 PF Chang's 1/2 Marathon.

Mary Kim challenged  her close network of family, friends and colleagues, asking them to support her "Run for Native Youth" by donating to UNITY and to help support scholarship opportunities for Native youth to attend the UNITY Midyear Conference. Her supporters came through, donating more than $1,500 in less than 48 hours. Way to go Mary Kim!

Bank of America Presents UNITY With A $20,000 Check

Bank of America Check PresentationUNITY had a special visit from Bank of America's Native American Professionals Network (NAPN) - Southwest Chapter, presenting a $20,000 check to continue its support UNITY's mission of Native American youth leadership development.

Bank of America has been a wonderful supporter of UNITY over the years, and will continue to do so in 2016 with financial literacy presentations geared for youth.

The next workshop will take place during the UNITY Midyear Conference, February 12-15, 2016 in Mesa, Arizona. In addition, several volunteers from the Bank of American NAPN will be volunteering at both the conference and UNITY Golf Classic! A big THANK YOU to Bank of American and their awesome employees!

UNITY Partners with the AZ Indian Chamber to Host Tribal Leaders Reception

Tribal Leaders Reception Flyer GraphicOn Tuesday, January 19, UNITY will co-host the Arizona Tribal & Community Leaders Reception with the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Arizona. The special event follows the annual Indian Nations and Tribes Legislative Day at the state capital, where state and Indian nations and Tribal leaders gather for activities and discussions on issues of common interest.

The event will feature special speakers including San Carlos Apache Tribe Chairman Terry Rambler, Yavapai-Apache Nation Chairman Thomas Beauty, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye, as well as a Native youth panel who will discuss "Preparing Native Youth for Future Leadership Roles." In addition, the reception will have cultural performers and feature a Special Edition STAR WARS Pendleton Blanket, a live auction item that attendees can bid on.

Download this file (AICCAZ_UNITY_Tribal_Leaders_Reception_Flyer.pdf)Tribal Leaders Reception Flyer[ ]828 kB

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UNITY’s Earth Ambassadors Bond with Mother Earth at the Grand Canyon

Earth Ambassadors at the Grand CanyonMesa, Arizona – What better way to bond with Mother Earth than at the Grand Canyon? That was the goal when United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY) planned a retreat at Grand Canyon West, on the Hualapai Reservation, for 25 Native youth who were named UNITY Earth Ambassadors last summer.

Grand Canyon West is the site of the world famous Skywalk, a horseshoe-shaped cantiléver bridge with a glass walkway near the Colorado River on the edge of a side canyon in the Grand Canyon. The Hualapai Tribe developed the area, which includes tourist experiences at two scenic areas and a stop at the Hualapai Ranch. An estimated 5,000 to 6,000 tourists, mostly foreign, visit Grand Canyon West every day.

Read more: UNITY’s Earth Ambassadors Bond with Mother Earth at the Grand Canyon