Center for Native American Youth Welcomes Young Leaders to Washington, DC for the White House Tribal Nations Conference
- Published on Friday, 06 November 2015 21:03
The following story is from a November 5, 2015 news release issued by the Center for Native American Youth.
Native youth from across the country, including CNAY’s Champions for Change, will participate in President Obama’s annual conference with elected tribal leaders.
Washington, DC, November 5, 2015 –– The Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) at the Aspen Institute is welcoming a group of nearly 30 Native American youth to Washington, DC for the seventh annual White House Tribal Nations Conference today. These young leaders are serving as Native Youth Delegates at the conference and will join elected leaders of the 567 federally recognized tribes for nation-to-nation dialogues with members of the President’s Cabinet on critical issues affecting Native American tribes. These youth will have an important role in sharing Native American priorities, including a session where President Obama will sit down with Native youth to discuss how we can work together to help young people reach their full potential.
- Published on Tuesday, 03 November 2015 16:03
UNITY has announced that nominations for the 2nd class of its national youth leadership recognition program, the "25 Under 25 Native Youth Leadership Awards", will open on December 1, 2015. The awards program is designed to celebrate the achievements of Native American and Alaskan Native youth ages 14 to 24 who embody UNITY’s core mission and exude living a balanced life developing their spiritual, mental, physical and social well-being.
- Published on Friday, 16 October 2015 16:24
YES! is designed for Native American high school and college-aged students interested in business and entrepreneurship to hone their skills and learn more about what it takes to become successful in business.
Native youth wishing to attend YES! can register for free by Clicking Here.
- Published on Tuesday, 27 October 2015 18:06
Deadlines are quickly approaching to SAVE on registration fees for both the 2016 UNITY Midyear Conference and the 2016 UNITY Golf Classic.
The 2016 UNITY Midyear Conference will take place February 12-15, 2016 at the Phoenix Marriott Mesa in Mesa, Arizona. Early-bird registration is now $175 through December 1. To register now, CLICK HERE.
UNITY's Midyear Conference host hotel, Phoenix Marriott Mesa, is now taking reservations at a special rate of $159. To reserve a room, CLICK HERE. The special room rates are available for a limited time, attendees are encouraged to reserve soon as rooms are already filling-up!
The 2016 UNITY Golf Classic registration is now open. CLICK HERE to register as an individual or sponsor of the popular annual tournament which will take place at the Talking Stick Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona - an enterprise of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Save $50 per individual player when you register by December 4.
National UNITY Council Co-Presidents Present "UNITY Report" at National Congress of American Indians Convention
- Published on Monday, 26 October 2015 22:20
Sassamin Weeden, Mashpee Wampanoag, Female Co-President of the National UNITY Council (NUC), and Brian Weeden, Mashpee Wampanoag, Male Co-President of the National UNITY Council, updated tribal leaders last week about UNITY activities during the annual convention of the National Congress of American Indians in San Diego. The Weedens, who are the first brother and sister Co-Presidents, informed tribal leaders about the make up of the NUC with representatives being elected from ten regions and this year most are females. Brian Weeden also spoke about the White House Tribal Youth Gathering, which UNITY co-sponsored, and gave praise to speaker First Lady Michelle Obama for connecting with Native youth and understanding Native youth issues as a result of a visit by her and President Barack Obama to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.