Fort Lauderdale, Florida—About 70 Native American youth and their advisors from tribes across the nation addressed issues such as suicide and loss of culture at a leadership training last week in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. 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 in Fort Lauderdale.
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.” Several youth from the National UNITY Council Executive Committee and 25 Under 25 Leadership Program served as youth trainers.
EARLY-BIRD UNITY MIDYEAR REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE HERE!
Update to Registration Deadlines
Hundreds of UNITY youth councils members and delegates are expected once again to converge for historic meetings in Washington D.C. The 2015 UNITY Midyear Conference will take place February 11-15, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City hotel in Arlington, Virginia.
The following Midyear registration dates and associated fees are as follows:
- November 16 - December 31, 2014 - $125
- January 1, 2015 - January 31, 2015 - $150
- February 1 - On-site - $175
Note: On-Line registration for Midyear will end on January 31st. After that date, it will be on-site only.
Online registration is now available HERE.
The annual UNITY Golf Classic will take place on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at the top-rated Whirlwind Golf Club in Chandler, AZ – an enterprise of the Gila River Indian Community.
Join UNITY to raise much needed funds that support and off-set costs for programming for Native youth throughout the year. Enjoy a great round of golf, excellent networking and luncheon, plus a chance to walk away with wonderful Native American art and great items from our Silent Auction (a favorite of our golf participants each year!)
Anchorage, Alaska—UNITY served as the host booth for the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) at their annual national Convention & Trade Show, last month in Anchorage, Alaska. The College Visit Day took place on Saturday, October 18 as part of the annual trade show. Open to the public, participants and prospective college and graduate school students networked and learned more about educational institutions from across the country.
The White Mountain Apache Youth Council held its annual inauguration of newly elected officers on September 4 at Hon-Dah Resort & Casino.
The inauguration event included the swearing in of fourteen (14) new officers including Co-Presidents Rashaan Stover and Mandy Dazen, Vice President Jade Cosay, Secretary/Treasurer D'Marco Slick, Public Relations Chance Hill, District I Reps Robinson Foster and AnDru Henry, District II Reps Shasta Dazen and Manuel Dazen, Jr., District III Reps Maria Walker and Shania Opah and District IV Reps Ignatius Lupe, Jr., Eric Mitchell, and Leona Tate.