- Published on Monday, 27 April 2015 21:51
President Obama announced the first White House Tribal Youth Gathering in a video message played at the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow. UNITY is collaborating with the White House to co-sponsor the event. Below is an excerpt.
In making his announcement, President Obama stated, "Today I'm pleased to announce that we will once again invite young people to Washington to take part in this summer's first ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering on July 9th, an event we are proud to host in collaboration with UNITY." The following video contains the President's complete statement.
You may apply online HERE to attend the tribal youth gathering.
- Published on Monday, 27 April 2015 16:14
Call for Exhibitors
Mesa, Arizona—Education institutions, armed forces, businesses, corporations and government agencies have an opportunity to interact with more than 1,200 American Indian and Alaska Native youth at the National UNITY Conference in mid-July in Washington, DC.
- Published on Monday, 27 April 2015 16:00
The following is from a news release issued by The White House, Office of the Press Secretary.
WASHINGTON, DC – On Thursday, July 9, 2015, the White House will host the first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering in Washington, DC, to provide American Indian and Alaska Native youth from across the country the opportunity to interact directly with senior Administration officials and the White House Council on Native American Affairs.
The Tribal Youth Gathering, a collaboration between the White House and UNITY Inc., will continue to build upon the President’s Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) initiative and his commitment to improve the lives of Native youth across the country. President Obama launched the Gen-I initiative at the 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference to focus on improving the lives of Native youth through new investments and increased engagement. This initiative takes a comprehensive, culturally appropriate approach to ensure all young Native people can reach their full potential.
Nearly 100 Native Youth Receive Service Project Training at Today’s Native Leaders Academy in Rapid City
- Published on Friday, 24 April 2015 00:00
Rapid City, South Dakota—Nearly 100 Native American youth and their advisors from tribes across the nation discussed how they can give back to their communities at a leadership training last week 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) hosted the “Today’s Native Leaders” (TNL) youth leadership event at the Hilton Garden Inn in Rapid City.
The free TNL training, which focused on culturally relevant leadership development, included a curriculum promoting team building activities, action planning & event promotion, developing community service projects, and “How to create a UNITY youth council.” A group of Native youth peer leaders assisted in the training including Alexandria GreyBull, Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes from South Dakota, Nataanii Hatathlie, Navajo from New Mexico, Leslie Locklear, Lumbee from North Carolina, Hamilton Seymour, Nooksack from Washington, Layha Spoonhunter, Eastern Shoshone from Idaho, Claullen Tillman, Eastern Shoshone from Wyoming, and Alexander Toledo, Jemez Pueblo from New Mexico.
- Published on Friday, 17 April 2015 18:46
In July 2015, up to 1,500 American Indian and Alaska Native youth, advisors and supporters are expected to gather in Washington, DC for the National UNITY Conference. They will share their diverse cultures and seek solutions to common concerns and issues within their communities. They will be challenged. They will learn. They will interact and enjoy the fellowship of Native youth from throughout the United States - all in a positive, inclusive setting, and in the spirit of unity.