The latest issue of the UNITY News Newsletter is now available for viewing/downloading. The newsletter has several articles of interest, including those concerning the recent award received from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the relocation of UNITY's headquarters from Oklahoma City, OK to Mesa, AZ, and brief biographies of the current National UNITY Council Executive Committee. Readers will also learn about recent UNITY activities and news of other upcoming events such as the 2014 Golf Classic, and the Midyear and National Conferences.
To view/download the newsletter, click on the following attachment.
UNITY recently received an award of $850,000 from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to implement the National Intertribal Youth Leadership Development Initiative. A description of this important project is more fully detailed in an article recently published on this website.
UNITY is now assembling the project team and is inviting those interested and qualified for consideration to submit an application. Please feel free to apply for more than one position for which you may be qualified and have an interest in pursuing. Be sure to indicate the position(s) for which you are applying.
- Project Manager,
- Project Coordinator,
- Project Bookkeeper.
The application process and descriptions for each of the open positions may be viewed by following the links to the attachments listed below. The attached Position Descriptions are best viewed in Internet Explorer.
United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY) invites you to join in and help us celebrate the Grand Opening of the UNITY office in Arizona.
The Open House will take place on Monday, December 30, 2013 from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M in UNITY's new offices that are located at 1 N MacDonald Drive, Suite 312 in Mesa, Arizona.
Come by and take part in the activities that will include Special Opening Ceremonies, presentations by area youth council members and an introduction to the members of the National UNITY Council Executive Committee.
UNITY, Inc has served Native American and Alaskan Native Youth for 37 years from the UNITY Headquarters in Oklahoma under the direction and leadership of founder and executive director J.R. Cook. He and the UNITY Council of Trustees appointed Arizona's own Mary Kim Titla to lead UNITY as the new executive director with blessing to move the organization west.
Drop by, meet the new executive director, enjoy refreshments and receive a UNITY memento of the event.
Follow the link below to view a copy of the invitation.
Dr. Arthur Maxwell Taylor, Jr., (Ta-Wits-Pal-Lu) passed away on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, 2013. He was 48 years old. Arthur was the second child born to Veronica Mae (McCormack) Taylor and Arthur (Charlie) Taylor, Sr. He was born Saturday, February 6, 1965 in Lewiston, Idaho.
Arthur was a Lapwai resident and a member of the Nez Perce Tribe. He was proud descendent of the Chief Joseph Band of Wallowa, Oregon and Chief Eagle in the Light. He grew up on the Nez Perce reservation with a passion for education and his Nez Perce tribal culture. He attend Lapwai public schools and was a proud advocate for public education and community involvement.
In 1980, as a young student, Arthur attended his first of many conferences in Washington D.C. as the Nez Perce tribal youth delegate to the United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY) conference. This early exposure to national Native youth, culture, leadership and education would later become the center pieces of Art's passion for making a difference.
Chandler, Arizona--United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY) has entered into a four-year cooperative agreement with the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to plan and implement the National Intertribal Youth Leadership Development Initiative. The Initiative’s goal is to offer opportunities for Native American youth to, “Reduce risk factors and enhance protective factors in youth, schools, communities, and families.” To accomplish this goal, the Initiative will conduct a series of national and regional Intertribal Youth Leadership Development gatherings and a range of related youth leadership development opportunities for Native American and Alaska Native youth.