2014 National UNITY Conference Video Directed and Edited by Dean Kisto. Thanks to the Chukut Kuk District, the Vamori Community and the Tohono O'odham Nation.
The following video slideshow includes a number of random snapshots taken during the recently concluded National UNITY Conference, which took place in Portland, Oregon.
The following story appeared in Indian Country Today on June 27, 2014.
PORTLAND, Ore. - (June 27, 2014) Louisville Cardinals senior guard Jude Schimmel will serve as the keynote speaker that will kick off the National UNITY Conference to be held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon from June 28 – July 3.
Schimmel, a citizen of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Tribe, helped lead the Louisville Cardinals to a 33-5 record last season while averaging 5.6 points and 3.5 assists per game. She was a Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Good Works team nominee and won the Elite 89 academic award in 2013 as the player with the highest grade-point average participating in the Final Four; and most recently, in April, Schimmel was named one of Glamor magazine’s Top 10 College Women.
Read the rest of the story on Indian Country Today.
UNITY 2014! Important Info for those needing to get to the host hotels:
Traveling to the Portland Hilton
The airport -- Portland International Airport -- is located within Portland's city limits just south of the Columbia River in Multnomah County, twelve miles by highway northeast of downtown Portland.
Taxi service to the Hilton Portland is available from the airport and costs approximate $25-30.
Taking the MAX (light rail):
The conference hotel (Hilton Portland and Executive Tower) and other locations in downtown Portland are easily accessible from the airport via the MAX Light Rail system. MAX Red Line trains leave the airport for the City Center approximately every 15 minutes between 5 am and midnight. If you would like to use the MAX, make sure to be aware that there is no train service after midnight. The MAX ride from PDX to the City Center takes approximately 40-45 minutes.
Purchase your fare before you board the train. You will need an All-Zones Pass, which is available from vending machines (debit and credit cards accepted) for $2.40. Board the MAX outside of the baggage claim area of the airport. Exit at Pioneer Square North. Walk across Pioneer Courthouse Square towards the South. The Executive Tower is located on SW 6th Avenue at Taylor Street. The Hilton Portland main building is located on SW 6th Avenue, occupying the entire block of SW Taylor Street to SW Salmon Street.
To reach the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland via MAX:
Ride the train to the Lloyd Center stop. After getting off of the train, take a left to the corner (11th Ave) and look to the right. The hotel will be on the opposite side of the street.
The attached Emergency Information Form needs to be completed by all UNITY Conference attendees. This form is required to finalize your registration and participation in the conference. Please print the form, complete it, and submit it at the registration table during the check-in process.
The Emergency Information Form is attached in both Word and PDF formats.