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.
Mary Kim Titla, UNITY Executive Director, recently attended the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians' (ATNI) 2013 Annual Convention that was hosted by the Coeur d'Alene Tribe in Worley, Idaho. She presented a resolution to the assembled member tribes that asked for their support of two upcoming major events; the annual UNITY Midyear Meeting and the 2014 National UNITY Conference. The resolution was adopted and states in part that, "ATNI does hereby agree to support the efforts of UNITY, its Local Planning Committee and encourages Member Tribes to attend, participate, offer support and sponsorship of UNITY's Midyear and National Conferences."
Page High School in Arizona recently held the Miss PHS UNITY Princess Pageant and Miss Lehua Secody was crowned Princess. Click on the picture to the left to view a larger version of the collage, which includes pictures of the contestants and their escorts.
Congratulations Princess Secody and to all pageant contestants.
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UNITY News is now available as an E-Newsletter. The first issues was distributed by email on August 29, 2013. A link to the newsletter file is attached to this story where you may view and download.
The newsletter contains a recap of the 2013 UNITY Conference, conference pictures, a message from the newly elected National UNITY Council Co-Presidents, a story about the Page High School UNITY Council, the dates of upcoming UNITY events and several other news items of interest to members of the UNITY Network.
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