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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.

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UNITY Presents before the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona

Jared Massey Addresses Inter-Tribal CouncilPhoenix, Arizona – On September 26, 2014 the annual meeting of the 22 Tribes of Arizona reconvened for a morning of addressing issues impacting Arizona tribal communities. It was also a day recognized as National Native American Day across the United States.

UNITY, Inc. Executive Director, Mary Kim Titla, and UNITY Program Support Assistant, Jared Massey, presented before more than 15 distinguished tribal leaders. Led by Massey, the presentation focused on the importance and significance of UNITY from a Native youth leader perspective. He also shared UNITY highlights from the past year, since moving its headquarters to Mesa, Arizona.

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UNITY Represented at NIEA College Visit Day in Anchorage, Alaska

UNITY Booth at 2014 NIEA ConventionUNITY served as the host booth for the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) at their annual national Convention & Trade Show, happening this year in Anchorage, Alaska. The College Visit Day took place on Saturday, October 18 as part of the annual trade show. Open to the public, participants and prospective college and graduate school students networked and learned more about educational institutions from from across the country.

Read more: UNITY Represented at NIEA College Visit Day in Anchorage, Alaska

25 Under 25 Honorees Promote UNITY at California Native American Day

Nataanii and Dahkota at California Native American DayTwo of UNITY's 25 Under 25 Honorees, Dahkota Brown (left in photo) & Nataanii Hatathlie, participated in the 47th Annual California Native American Day at the State Capital in Sacramento on Friday, September 26th.

Brown and Hatathlie were recognized along with 23  other Native youth leaders from across the country this past July at UNITY's National Conference in Portland, Oregon.  While at California's Native American Day, they met with tribal dignitaries and Native youth in attendance from across the state, promoting the UNITY message and encouraging youth to get involved.

"We had a great response, with many interested in becoming involved with UNITY, while others expressing their support for Native youth as UNITY affiliates" said Hatathlie.

Read more: 25 Under 25 Honorees Promote UNITY at California Native American Day

NIEA College Visit Day Registration

UNITY will be the host booth for the NIEA Convention & Trade Show during College Visit Day - join us! Register HERE for the 2014 COLLEGE VISIT DAY on Saturday, Oct. 18 at the National Indian Education Association’s Convention & Trade Show in Anchorage, Alaska. The trade show will be open to the public on Saturday, October 18th for prospective college and graduate school students. NIEA is inviting representatives from colleges and universities from across the country.

Prize drawings will be available, including round-trip airfare (instate Alaska only), compliments of RAVN Air! 

The student registration form is available HERE.