Oklahoma City—The national UNITY organization is creating an alumni association and is seeking potential members. UNITY stands for United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. Have you ever attended a National UNITY conference or a mid-year UNITY conference? Have you ever been a member of a UNITY affiliated Youth council or have you ever served as an Advisor for a UNITY affiliated youth council?
The latest draft version (May 20, 2013) of the 2013 National UNITY Conference Agenda is now available for download.
UNITY announces a special graphics art contest for Native youth! Please share the following with any youth council members who might be interested in designing the 2013 National UNITY Conference logo.
Theme: "Technology and tradition for today and tomorrow"
Who: 12 - 24 year olds (American Indian and Alaska Native)
What: Express yourself through graphic art
When: Submit your entry by May 24, 2013
Why: Win a $250 cash prize and have your artwork displayed on the UNITY website, at the conference and on conference t-shirts
Specs: 300 dpi; pdf, tiff, ai or eps formats preferred; 3 color max;
View a larger version of the above graphic here.
UPDATED: February 26, 2013.
The 2013 National UNITY Conference will be held July 12-16 at the Marriott Warner Center in Woodland Hills, CA.
The hotel is located at 21850 Oxnard Street in Woodland Hills, which is located in the greater Los Angeles area.
The room rate for single, double, triple or quad occupancy will be $119.00 plus taxes per night. To receive this special conference rate, the hotel must receive the completed Credit Card Authorization Form and Rooming List Template on or before 5:00 pm PST on Monday, June 17, 2013. The forms may be emailed or faxed to the email address/fax number provided on the Credit Card Authorization Form. Also note, once the rooming list and credit card authorization is received, the hotel will charge for the first night's stay.
Exhibitor registration and call for workshop presentation forms may be downloaded by following the links provided in the table below. Also, the conference registration form is now available. Note that early registrants may qualify for a discount: see the registration form for details.
Please check back to this website for periodic updates.
May 1 marks the first day of retirement for Patricia Hunter. For the past 25 years, she assumed a variety of roles for the organization. She began serving as secretary for the first project funded by the Administration for Native Americans. Pat maintained an organized filing system for all records, prepared checks, and prepared the information for annual audits and tax forms. Her last position was Office Manager/Bookkeeper.
Many of you will remembers Pat from her coordination of registrations and exhibitors at National UNITY Conferences.
"We appreciate her years of service to UNITY and American Indian/Alaska Native youth and wish her many years of health and happiness," commented J. R. Cook, UNITY executive director.
Anyone wishing to send a cord or note to Pat may do so by sending to Patricia Hunter, UNITY, P. O. Box 800, Oklahoma City, OK 73101. The cards will be delivered to Pat.