- Published on Thursday, 15 January 2015 19:00
The 2015 National UNITY Conference will be held at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Washington, DC from July 10 - 14, 2015. Conference online registration is now available HERE.
(Note: Please refer to this more recent updated story for the latest conference registration information.)
- Published on Monday, 12 January 2015 19:37
Native American Golf Professional, Alexandrea Schulte, serves as Honorary Chair
Mesa, AZ—UNITY will hold its annual UNITY Golf Classic on January 15, 2015 at Whirlwind Golf Club, an enterprise of the Gila River Indian Community. The event serves as an important fundraising opportunity for UNITY, with proceeds benefiting programming and leadership development for Native youth.
"We invite all golfers to join us for a great day of golf, a terrific silent and live auction featuring sports memorabilia, art, golf packages and more" said UNITY's Executive Director, Mary Kim Titla. "We have spots open for teams and individuals, those interested can call our office or go the UNITY website to register" added Titla.
Professional Golfer, Alexandrea Schulte of the Northern Ute Tribe, will serve as honorary chair of the 2015 UNITY Golf Classic. Schulte began competing professionally at the age of 24. This past season, she secured two Top-2 Finishes, one Top-5 finish and one Top-10 finish.
- Published on Wednesday, 07 January 2015 22:17
Book Your Room NOW For UNITY Midyear Conference
UNITY's Midyear Conference host hotel is now taking reservations and offering a special UNITY rate (while rooms last - filling up fast!), starting at $139.00 per night plus tax.
- Published on Wednesday, 07 January 2015 17:52
Native American Golf Professional Alexandrea Schulte to Serve as Honorary Chair
Professional Golfer, Alexandrea (Alex) Schulte of the Northern Ute Tribe, will serve as honorary chair of the 2015 UNITY Golf Classic. She began competing professionally at the age of 24. This past season, she secured two Top-2 Finishes, one Top-5 finish and one Top-10 finish.
Alex’s mission is to guide Native American youth towards their full potential as healthy well-rounded individuals who are proud of their heritage, realizing that success and opportunity does not mean sacrificing culture or traditional ways.
The 2015 UNITY Golf Classic is set to take place on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at the top-rated Whirlwind Golf Club in Chandler, AZ.
A few team and individual slots are still available. Register online HERE.
- Published on Tuesday, 06 January 2015 15:09
Note: Last fall a handful of Native American youth had two opportunities to meet with the News Director from 12 News, a Phoenix NBC affiliate station, to discuss the use of the “R*dskin”term during its newscasts. Below is an essay written by one of the students who attended the meetings. Analicia Salas, 14, is Navajo, a descendant of Gabrieleno Kizh, Luiseno La Jolla, and Mexican. She is Secretary of the Morning Star Leaders Youth Council and a 9th Grader at North Phoenix Preparatory. Morning Star Leaders Youth Council is an Inter-Tribal Youth Council serving Tribal youth in Phoenix-Metro.
Last Fall, I attended an R-word protest at the University of Phoenix Stadium as the Arizona Cardinals hosted the Washington R*dskins and learned much. I was surprised at the divisiveness this issue created, and even more amazed at how the dominant culture’s age old tactic of “divide and conquer” is still very effective amongst Native American People. Following are two examples of this effective tactic: 1) Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly accepted an invite from the Washington team owner Dan Snyder to attend this football game in his suite even after Navajo Nation council delegates passed a 9 to 2 resolution early last year taking an official stance opposing this derogatory term; 2) Administrators from Red Mesa High School on the Navajo Nation reportedly accepted tickets to the football game for themselves along with more than 110 students. For those teachers and students who were willing to apply critical thought, and were courageous enough to engage in discussion, indeed experienced a learning opportunity.