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The Midyear UNITY Conference is scheduled for February 11 - 15, 2015 in Washington DC at the Crystal City Hyatt Regency.
Midyear registration fees are as follows:
- November 15 - $100
- December 31 - $125
- February 1 , 2015 - $150
- Onsite -$175
Note: You must register by the listed date to receive the stated rate.
The latest edition of the UNITY News Update is now available for viewing and download.
Phoenix, Arizona—UNITY youth were selected this year as the distinguished Grand Marshals for the Native American Connections Parade, part of the annual Native American Recognition Days (NARD) celebrated in the Phoenix-metro area every October and November. The parade, which took place on Saturday, October 11 and is sponsored and organized by Native American Connections - a Native American service and development organization in the Phoenix area, is a highlighted event of the more than 25 NARD events that will take place this year.
UNITY youth councils from around the state and surrounding communities showed up in force to represent and celebrate Native youth. Members of the Morning Star Leaders Youth Council, Yavapai-Apache Nation Youth Council, White Mountain Apache Youth Council, San Carlos Apache Youth Council, Hualapai Nation Youth Council, Cesar Chavez High School Youth Council, Mesa Strength Youth Council, and Mountain View High School Native American Club took part in the special day. Several hundred parade watchers cheered from the streets of downtown Phoenix as the parade grand marshals, float entries, bands and tribal royalty entertained and waved to the crowd.
UNITY will be the host booth for the NIEA Convention & Trade Show during College Visit Day - join us! Register HERE for the 2014 COLLEGE VISIT DAY on Saturday, Oct. 18 at the National Indian Education Association’s Convention & Trade Show in Anchorage, Alaska. The trade show will be open to the public on Saturday, October 18th for prospective college and graduate school students. NIEA is inviting representatives from colleges and universities from across the country.
Prize drawings will be available, including round-trip airfare (instate Alaska only), compliments of RAVN Air!
The student registration form is available HERE.
Two of UNITY's 25 Under 25 Honorees, Dahkota Brown (left in photo) & Nataanii Hatathlie, participated in the 47th Annual California Native American Day at the State Capital in Sacramento on Friday, September 26th.
Brown and Hatathlie were recognized along with 23 other Native youth leaders from across the country this past July at UNITY's National Conference in Portland, Oregon. While at California's Native American Day, they met with tribal dignitaries and Native youth in attendance from across the state, promoting the UNITY message and encouraging youth to get involved.
"We had a great response, with many interested in becoming involved with UNITY, while others expressing their support for Native youth as UNITY affiliates" said Hatathlie.