UNITY Celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day with a Special Leadership Breakfast


On October 10, 2016, UNITY hosted a special leadership breakfast, celebrating Native Youth and the recent passage of Indigenous People Day by the City of Phoenix.

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UNITY youth leaders address tribal leaders at NCAI

(Pictured left to right: Hamilton Seymour, National UNITY Co-President, Chairman Brian Cladoosby, NCAI President, Lance Sanchez, UNITY Western Region Representative, Jackie Pata, NCAI Executive Director, Chairman Cedric Cromwell, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe)

Hamilton Seymour, Nooksack, National UNITY Council Co-President, and Lance Sanchez, Tohono O’odham, Western Region Representative, teamed up to address tribal leaders during a General Assembly at the National Congress American Indians (NCAI) convention in downtown Phoenix. The youth leaders gave a PowerPoint presentation about UNITY’S history and track record of serving Native youth in leadership development since 1976.

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UNITY Presents TNL Workshop at NIEA Convention

unity-2016-niea-booth-photoThe National Indian Education Association (NIEA) held their 47th Annual Convention and Trade Show October 5-8, 2016 in Reno, Nevada. The four-day convention included over 100 workshops, research presentations, poster sessions, keynote addresses, cultural sharing, and exhibitors from across the country. The 2016 NIEA Convention theme: “Building Education Nations by Engaging Families, Educators, and Leaders” brought together educators, students, and advocates to share teaching strategies and to seek solutions for challenges faced by Native students.

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