The idea that indigenous tribes of Taiwan might benefit from the creation of youth councils led to an amazing overseas exchange between six Native American youth leaders and two chaperones during a 10-day journey in East Asia. The six Native youth leaders, representing tribes across the U.S., are part of UNITY—United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc.
UNITY has a network of 140 youth councils in 35 states. The UNITY delegation, sponsored by Taiwan’s Vox Nativa, visited the aboriginal homelands of seven of the 14 indigenous tribes including the Thao, Bunun, Rukai and Paiwan tribes in the lush and mountainous interior of Taiwan.
Flying 6,500 miles to Taiwan requires a 14-hour plane ride from San Francisco. The 14,000 square mile island sits more than 100 miles off the southeast coast of mainland China with sub-tropical and tropical weather.
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Atlanta Dream Presents
NATIVE AMERICAN CELEBRATION NIGHT
The Atlanta Dream will play the Seattle Storm on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 7:30 PM in Atlanta, Georgia at the Philips Arena. The evening will be a celebration of Shoni Schimmel and Native American heritage! A portion of every ticket sold will go back to supporting UNITY. Make sure you secure your seats today! The first 2,000 fans will receive a 2014 Schimmel #23 band.
Ticket and other information concerning this night of celebration is available on the attached Atlanta Dream Game Flyer.
PETITIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 12PM SUNDAY, JUNE 29.
National UNITY Council Co-President and Regional Representative Petition Forms are attached. Forms submitted in advance should be mailed or faxed to the UNITY office. Forms submitted during the conference should be submitted to a UNITY staff member at the registration table. Eligibility will be confirmed before ballots are prepared. Confirmed candidates will have the opportunity to offer a speech to their constituents before the NUC business meeting.
Candidates are highly encouraged to attend the National UNITY Conference in Portland, OR June 28 – July 3, 2014 as elections for the National UNITY Council Executive Committee will take place at the business meeting during the conference.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the staff at the UNITY office or the current members of the Executive Committee. We wish you the best of luck with your petition.
Thank you for your submission!
The Phoenix Mercury will play the Atlanta Dream on Tuesday, August 5th, at 7:00 pm at the downtown Phoenix US Airways Center.
This long awaited game will feature a rematch between Brittney Griner and Shoni Schimmel, two former NCAA standout women basketball players.
A portion of every ticket sold will go back to supporting UNITY.
An event flyer is attached that has the information for purchasing tickets and other related details.
JOIN US IN CELEBRATING UNITY'S 38th BIRTHDAY!
Founded on April 16, 1976, UNITY is celebrating its 38th Birthday today! We are asking friends of UNITY to please share in the celebration by donating $38 today to show your support!
Your generous contribution helps UNITY to continue to provide programs, opportunities and services for our Native youth leaders throughout the country!
Thank you for celebrating our 38th birthday with us today!
Click the image below to donate $38 now.