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UNITY at the 2017 White Mountain Apache Youth Conference

WHITERIVER, AZ – The White Mountain Apache Education Department, in collaboration with various tribal departments hosted the 4th Annual White Mountain Apache Youth Conference July 24-26 at the historical Theodore Roosevelt Boarding School in Fort Apache, Arizona.

The three-day conference brought together Apache youth from the four Districts located on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation in Northeastern Arizona.  Each day of the conference focused on specific age groups ranging from 5 – 24 years old. Students also received free backpacks at the end of each day of the conference, which was sponsored by the White Mountain Apache Child Find Program. Read More

UNITY Youth Participates in Nation Building for Native Youth

Article by Jay Massey-Heyl 
During my stay at the Nation Building for Native Youth (NBNY) training, I was quite surprised with not only the phenomenal presenters and content that was showcased over the span of the weekend, but also by the participation from all of the youth who had attended.
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Announcing 2017 YES – Youth Entrepreneurship Summit

YES Flyer Header 2017

September 5, 2017 | Tulalip Resort Casino | Tulalip, Washington

For more information, view/download YES Flyer HERE.


National UNITY Conference to Host Taiwan Indigenous Youth


For the third year in four years, the National UNITY Conference will feature a Taiwan Indigenous youth delegation who are members of the Vox Nativa Choir. Taiwan, which sits more than 100 miles off the southeast coast of mainland China, is believed to be the homeland of the Austronesian people. In Taiwan, there are 16 Indigenous ethnicities. Those attending the National UNITY Conference will represent the Amis, Bunun, and Paiwan people. Read More

National Conference Logo Contest Winner

The winner of the 2017 National UNITY Conference logo contest winner is Anthony Hurtado! He is 17 years old and from the Tohono O’odham Nation. Anthony currently lives in Valley Center, California. His submission was the inspiration for the final logo which will be featured on conference material at the 2017 national event. Read More

Denver Local Planning Committee gears up for National UNITY Conference

Members of the Denver Local Planning Committee (LPC) are working hard to ensure Native youth and advisors enjoy a wonderful National UNITY Conference experience next month in Denver. The LPC is made up of several Native youths and adult members from the Denver metro area who have been meeting since late last year. Read More

Preparations Underway for TNL National Summit

Preparations are well underway for the Today’s Native Leaders National Summit, to be held from 8:30 a.m – 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 6 at the Hyatt Regency Denver, Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO.

Over the past 3 and one-half years, UNITY has been in partnership with the US Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to conduct regional and national gatherings that help prepare youth to gain valuable real life experiences while preparing them for successful future leadership roles. Read More

Deadline for Scholarship Applications Extended!

UNITY has extended the deadline for the 2017 Golda Cook Memorial Scholarship and Cook Native American Ministries Scholarship
Application to Friday, June 16, 2017.

UNITY will award four individuals (two young women and two young men) $1,000 each, during the 2017 National UNITY Conference. Read More

All-Star Speakers and Trainers Announced

UNITY is excited to announce Steven Paul Judd and Tatanka Means will be featured guest speakers at the 2017 National UNITY Conference set for July 6-10, 2017 in Denver, Colorado! Read More

UNITY Participates In 2017 Navajo Nation Economic Summit

United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY) was an exhibitor at the 2nd Annual Navajo Nation Economic Summit. The event was held from May 8-10 at the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort near Flagstaff, Arizona.

UNITY was fortunate to be randomly selected through a drawing at an Arizona American Indian Chamber of Commerce luncheon to receive a complimentary booth, as well as registration and entry into the golf tournament. UNITY project coordinators, Lynnann Yazzie and Joshua Tso, provided Native youth programming information for conference attendees. Read More