- Published on Wednesday, 17 June 2015 18:14
For a second year in a row Chenoa Tso (Navajo), 17, and a student at Mountain View High School in Mesa, AZ has won the National UNITY Conference logo contest! Chenoa will receive a $250 cash prize for her winning concept. Congratulations Chenoa!
A pdf file containing a larger version of the logo is attached.
- Published on Wednesday, 17 June 2015 13:37
Mesa, AZ—Six Native American youth groups have been selected to share their service projects in Washington, DC during the Today’s Native Leaders National Summit on July 9, held in conjunction with the White House Tribal Youth Gathering. UNITY partnered with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in 2013 for the Today's Native Leaders (TNL) program. This exciting four-year initiative offers Native youth the opportunity to participate in trainings throughout the country that provide a plan for developing and implementing service projects in their communities.
In the past year, trainings have been held in Arizona, Florida, and South Dakota. Over the next couple of years, TNL staff and trainers will host events in five additional locations throughout the country including Washington, Minnesota, Oklahoma, California, and Massachusetts. A schedule of the remaining sites are available on the UNITY website at www.unityinc.org.
- Published on Thursday, 11 June 2015 21:33
Mesa, Arizona—UNITY, Inc. is proud to announce its second consecutive year partnering with Nike N7 to support health promotion and disease prevention at its annual National UNITY Conference July 10-14, 2015 in conjunction with the White House Tribal Youth Gathering on July 9. Nike N7 athletes and UNITY youth leaders will kick off a year-long fitness campaign as a way to celebrate UNITY’s 40th birthday next year. At the national conference, nearly 1,500 youth and their chaperones in Washington, DC will participate in various fitness activities. Last year, in Oregon, conference attendees overwhelmingly cited the Nike N7 Day at the Nike world headquarters as a highlight of the conference.
“N7 is our commitment to bring sport and all of its benefits to Native American and Aboriginal communities in the United States and Canada, with a focus on youth,” said Sam McCracken, General Manager of Nike N7. “Beyond promoting healthy and physically active lifestyle, sport helps build self-confidence and enables youth to be a force for positive change in their community. We believe that through activity, competition and play, Native American and Aboriginal youth can unleash the power of their generation and inspire the next.”
- Published on Tuesday, 09 June 2015 23:19
If you are unable to attend the White House Tribal Youth Gathering, consider hosting a watch party!
The attached flyer has additional information for those who may be interested.
- Published on Monday, 08 June 2015 17:43
Do you know a UNITY alum who should be recognized for their outstanding achievement and contributions to the Native American community? UNITY is accepting nominations for its prestigious Eddie Wadda Alumni of the Year award. Please note that the nomination deadline is June 15, 2015.
The purpose of the “Eddie Wadda Alumni of the Year Award” is to recognize outstanding achievement by an individual among UNITY alumni. UNITY values the dedication of these individuals who embody the spirit of UNITY by giving back to the Native American community. In appreciation, UNITY will honor one such Alumnus or alumna this year during the 2015 National UNITY Conference in Washington DC with the presentation of the Eddie Wadda Alumni of the Year Award. The honoree will be recognized during the UNITY Celebration Banquet on Monday July 13, 2015. The honoree must be present to receive the award.
CLICK HERE for the EDDIE WADDA ALUMNI OF THE YEAR NOMINATION FORM.