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.
The popular UNITY Golf Classic returns on January 24, 2013 at the Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, Arizona. This pristine and top-rated course is an enterprise of the Ak-Chin Indian Community, and will surely provide you an enjoyable and challenging day of golf as YOU help support the future of our Native American youth.
The registrations are expected to fill up quickly. So, take advantage of the opportunity to reserve your spot at a reduced Early Bird Rate! Single player spots are available for $250 until December 9, 2013. After this date the fee increases. Please note: The Early Bird Rate has been extended to December 9, 2013 from the originally announced cut off date of December 1, 2013.
You may now register online HERE.
Former Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee member, 48-year-old Dr. Arthur Maxwell Taylor, Jr., passed away on Thanksgiving. Taylor worked for the University of Idaho as a Native American Tribal Liaison. He died in a collision east of Lewiston early Thursday morning.
From 2002 to 2007, Arthur Taylor served as the assistant director of multicultural student programs and services at the University of Notre Dame. In that capacity, he served in leadership and development roles, including the creation and management of numerous heritage and educational activities, and work with the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Department of Education to implement tutoring sessions for their tribal students.
The UNITY Golf Classic 2014 is scheduled to take place on Friday, January 24, 2014 at the Southern Dunes Gold Club in Maricopa, AZ. A downloadable and printable registration form is available by following the link below. The completed form may be faxed or mailed using the contact information included on the form.
The Early Bird Rate for single players will end on December 9.
Chandler, Arizona--United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY) has entered into a four-year cooperative agreement with the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to plan and implement the National Intertribal Youth Leadership Development Initiative. The Initiative’s goal is to offer opportunities for Native American youth to, “Reduce risk factors and enhance protective factors in youth, schools, communities, and families.” To accomplish this goal, the Initiative will conduct a series of national and regional Intertribal Youth Leadership Development gatherings and a range of related youth leadership development opportunities for Native American and Alaska Native youth.
Mary Kim Titla, UNITY Executive Director, has been named the 2013 Woman of the Year by the Phoenix Indian Center. In announcing the awards, Robert Roessel, president of the Phoenix Indian Center's Board of Directors said that, "It is important we take time to thank our community leaders for their dedication as stewards and advocates for our American Indian people."
The Center's news release announcing its Arizona American Indian Excellence in Leadership Awardees states, "Titla is best known as a former 12 News (Phoenix NBC affiliate) on air journalist and reporter, one of the first American Indians in the field in Arizona. She is the Executive Director of the United National Indian Tribal Youth organization, dedicating her time as a mentor to young American Indians and those aspiring to have careers in media."
The complete list of honorees and more information concerning the awards may be read in a related story on the Indian Country Today Media Network website.