- Published on Thursday, 01 January 2015 21:28
Jared Massey, UNITY staff member and former National UNITY Council Executive Committee Co-President, provided the following story.
“Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” - 1st Timothy 4:12
As a child I was taught the importance of giving and serving others, these teachings have shaped who I’ve become and my path in life. It is with great pleasure and excitement to share with the UNITY family that in the summer of 2015 I will be traveling abroad to Macedonia and Greece. It’s truly an honor to have been selected to serve and travel with the Arizona State University Chi Alpha Organization overseas. I will be traveling to Macedonia and Greece shortly after the spring semester ends, and my trip will entail establishing a Chi Alpha Organization at the University in Macedonia. In addition, we will be going into the streets helping in any way possible, I will also be doing Hoop Dance performances. This trip to Macedonia isn’t about my benefit but for those that are living in poverty and need a helping hand. My life has been directed and impacted by UNITY and I look forward to bringing awareness to Native America while I’m abroad.
- Published on Thursday, 01 January 2015 18:36
Students from Hopi Jr. and Sr. High School located in Keams Canyon, Arizona, recently visited the UNITY office. The group took a tour of UNITY's national headquarters and listened to a presentation by the Mesa Strength Youth Council. Students also learned more about the Today's Native Leader's Initiative (TNL), which is a Cooperative Agreement between UNITY and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. TNL focuses on culturally relevant leadership development through community service. The Hopi students are interested in establishing themselves as an affiliated youth council, which will allow them to be a part of the National UNITY Council.
The National UNITY Council (NUC) was established in 1992 to serve as the representative arm of the UNITY Network. It is made up of a young man and young woman from each affiliated youth council, who represent their respective youth councils on the NUC. Tribes, schools, and community organizations can reap benefits by tapping the creative, enthusiastic, and insightful ideas and voices of young people through the creation of youth councils. To learn more about the NUC's purpose and structure, please visit the UNITY website, click the tab "Native Youth" and "All About Youth Councils."
Thanks to the Mesa Strength Youth Council for teaming up with the UNITY staff to do ice breakers and make the Hopi students feel welcomed.
- Published on Sunday, 04 January 2015 19:32
ATTENTION UNITY ADVISORS & PARENT: The UNITY staff will host conference calls about what to expect before your journey to the 2015 UNITY Midyear Conference in Washington DC.
Journey to Midyear Conference conference calls are scheduled for:
- January 7, 2015
- January 28, 2015
- February 4, 2015
All calls will take place at 4:00 pm MST / 6:00 pm EST.
To participate, call (513) 386-0000 and, when prompted, enter the code 197214#.
- Published on Wednesday, 07 January 2015 18:25
Mesa, Arizona - Olympian Billy Mills joined the celebration as UNITY held its 2nd annual open house event on December 19. National UNITY Council Executive Committee members, representatives of local youth councils, Tribal leaders, community supporters and UNITY staff gathered during the 4-hour event that featured a toy and food drive, lighting of the UNITY fire, songs around the UNITY drum, special guest speakers and even a visit from Santa (and Batman too!).
Check out the photos from this wonderful event on UNITY's Facebook Page, CLICK HERE!
- Published on Monday, 15 December 2014 20:15
Mesa, AZ—The United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc., also known as UNITY, will hold its 2nd Annual Open House on Friday, December 19. UNITY moved its headquarters from Oklahoma City, OK to Mesa, AZ in the fall of 2013 and marks the occasion with an annual open house. This year's celebration will feature the lighting of the UNITY Fire, songs around the UNITY Drum, tours of the headquarters featuring memorabilia from UNITY's 38 year history, and special guest speakers including Billy Mills (Oglala Lakota), winner of the 1964 Olympic 10,000 meter run.
"I'm honored to attend UNITY's 2nd Annual Open House in Mesa, Arizona. I look forward to seeing the faces of our Native American youth. Running Strong for American Indian Youth supports UNITY's efforts to empower our young people and to give them a voice on issues that affect them," said Billy Mills, Running Strong's national spokesperson.