2016 Class of UNITY 25 Under 25 Honorees Share Their Experiences

The 25 Under 25 UNITY Honorees participated throughout the year in various leadership roles at UNITY events. They served as Peer Leaders, photographers, videographers in UNITY’s Today’s Native Leaders training sessions, workshop presenters, group leaders and co-host/emcees at the UNITY National and Mid-Year conferences. One of the honorees was recently named a 2017 Champion for Change through the Center for Native American Youth, and two others were among the recipients of a Dreamstarter grant through the Running Strong For American Indian Youth organization.

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2017 National Conference Sponsorship Opportunities Available

In July 2017, up to 1,800 American Indian and Alaska Native youth, advisors and supporters are expected to gather in Denver, CO for the National UNITY Conference. They will share their cultures and seek solutions to common community problems. They will be challenged. They will learn. They will interact and enjoy the fellowship of Native youth from throughout the United States – all in a positive, inclusive setting, and in the spirit of unity.

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National Conference Theme Announced

Theme: Finding Wellness and Healing within Our Cultures

The conference theme helps guide the planners as they choose workshop topics, invite keynote presenters, select exhibitors, and plan conference activities and events. This year’s theme, developed by members of the Executive Committee with guidance from members of the National UNITY Council, focuses on health and wellness and underscores the significance of recent projects such as Today’s Native Leaders, Wellness Warriors, and Fitness 40.

Those who attend may expect a conference agenda that challenges, generates interest, provides valuable information, entertains, and teaches. Preparations are moving forward and we look forward to seeing everyone at the UNITY Family gathering in Denver, Colorado and sharing this fun, memorable experience..

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