Oklahoma City—The national UNITY organization is creating an alumni association and is seeking potential members. UNITY stands for United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. Have you ever attended a National UNITY conference or a mid-year UNITY conference? Have you ever been a member of a UNITY affiliated Youth council or have you ever served as an Advisor for a UNITY affiliated youth council?
UPDATED: June 9, 2013.
The 2013 National UNITY Conference will be held July 12-16 at the Marriott Warner Center in Woodland Hills, CA.
The hotel is located at 21850 Oxnard Street in Woodland Hills, which is located in the greater Los Angeles area.
The room rate for single, double, triple or quad occupancy will be $119.00 plus taxes per night. To receive this special conference rate, the hotel must receive the completed Credit Card Authorization Form and Rooming List Template on or before 5:00 pm PDT (Note change from PST to PDT) on Monday, June 17, 2013. The forms may be emailed or faxed to the email address/fax number provided on the Credit Card Authorization Form. Also note, once the rooming list and credit card authorization is received, the hotel will charge for the first night's stay.
UNITY is hosting an informative financial and career planning event for Native youth on May 2, 2013 in Oklahoma City. See the event poster here for further details.
This opportunity is made possible through the cooperative efforts of UNITY, Bank of America and Merrill Lynch.
The Page High School UNITY Council in Arizona was recently featured in Indian Country Today newspaper highlighting their efforts in coordinating their contest pow wow. The UNITY council was successful in their efforts to hold the pow wow despite a few setbacks. Under the leadership of advisor Shannon Secody, the youth council also completed other activities throughout the school year including producing PSAs for healthy lifestyles, attending the UNITY Midyear Meeting in Washington DC, and just recently, being selected as a recipient of a National Park Foundation Active Trails grant for their project "Journey through Waterways and Walkways to Wellness."
Good job Page HS UNITY Council!
Read the article in Indian Country Today here.
Pictured are a few members of The Page HS UNITY Council after a presentation to the Page School Board members regarding their activities throughout the year.
The following is the text of an April 16 news release that was issued in observance of UNITY's 37th birthday.
UNITY CELEBRATES 37TH BIRTHDAY
Oklahoma City, OK—Thanks to an organization called UNITY, Native American youth across the country are taking charge of their lives by serving others. Many were inspired to do so after attending a National UNITY Conference. Three decades and seven years ago on April 16, 1976, United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. was incorporated in the State of Oklahoma. Commonly known by its acronym as UNITY, the organization is an outgrowth of a dropout prevention and cultural retention project funded by the Office of Indian Education.