- Published on Wednesday, 11 February 2015 19:21
The National UNITY Conference will convene in Washington, DC on July 10 - 14, 2015. Online registration is available HERE.
National Conference registration fees are as follows:
- February 28, 2015 - $185
- April 15, 2015 - $200
- May 31, 2015 - $250
- June 1, 2015 ( and onsite) - $300
Note: You must register by the listed date to receive the stated rate.
July 9 - Pre-Conference Events: Today's Native Leaders Summit, National UNITY Council Gathering and Other Special Events will be held at the national conference site on July 9, 2015 - the day prior to the official start of the national conference.
- Published on Wednesday, 11 February 2015 18:36
The Midyear Conference agenda is attached. This is the final version and supercedes all previous drafts.
- Published on Monday, 09 February 2015 17:40
Annual UNITY Midyear Conference to take place February 11-15, 2015
Mesa, AZ—Nearly 200 Native American youth and advisors from across the country, representing tribal communities and youth councils, will gather for a week-long youth leadership conference in Washington DC. The United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY, Inc.) will host its annual midyear conference, with programming focused on youth leadership development, training for youth leader advisors, networking, and cultural exchange.
The event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City from February 11 - 15, 2015. Agenda highlights include a visit to Capitol Hill where youth councils will visit with representatives from congress, youth forums and exclusive dialogue with invited guests from the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and youth council presentations and sharing of community service projects.
- Published on Wednesday, 04 February 2015 17:40
Free training offered for up to 100 Native youth!
Mesa, Arizona—Free leadership training for up to 100 Native American youth is available on a first come first serve basis in April in Rapid City, South Dakota. United National Indian Tribal Youth, also known as UNITY, in partnership with the Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is hosting the “Today’s Native Leaders” (TNL) youth leadership event at the Hilton Garden Inn from April 10-12, 2015. There is no registration fee.
This TNL training, featuring renowned lead trainer Jeri Brunoe of the Wasco Tribe, focuses on culturally relevant leadership development and will include:
- Team building activities
- Action planning & event promotion
- Developing community service projects
- How to create a UNITY youth council
- Opportunity to present at a national conference
- Published on Wednesday, 04 February 2015 02:17
What an exciting year and busy year it has been for me. My focus has been working with the homeless population in the greater Phoenix area, a project that I hold dear to my heart. For many people, homelessness can be just one paycheck away. According to the Department of Economic Security’s 2013 annual report, 27,877 adults and children experience homelessness in Arizona, with Maricopa County representing 64% of the state’s homeless population.
By providing food, warm clothing and toiletries I have taken to the streets a couple times a month to serve food and distribute my donations. In addition, I have been working with a local group that focuses on serving the homeless and providing them with my photography skills. They use my pictures to promote service on their social media pages and in publications.