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UNTY Youth Leaders at the White House 2022.


UNITY is now accepting submissions for workshops to be presented during the National Conference on Sunday, July 2, and Monday, July 3. Presenters will have 45 minutes to share a topic that engages youth and encourages learning in a safe and positive environment. Suggested topics include (but are not limited to): education, career, culture, environment, or wellness. Youth Councils and young adults are highly encouraged to host their own workshops!

  The deadline to submit a workshop is May 30, 2023.

Please note that slots are limited and you will be notified if your workshop is selected.

Selection notification: Friday, May 26, 2023.

What is a Workshop? 

Presenters will have 45 minutes to present on a specific topic (see suggested subject matters below.) Native youth participants will select the workshops they want to participate in. There will be two days of 4 rounds of workshops:

Sunday, July 2 

Round 1: 10:15 am – 11:00 am

*15 min break*

Round 2: 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

*Lunch Break*

Round 3: 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Round 4: 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Monday, July 3 

Round 1: 10:30 am – 11:15 am

*Lunch Break*

Round 2: 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Round 3: 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Round 4: 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Please remember – this format of “workshopping” is meant to keep your audience engaged and learn in a safe and positive environment, we challenge you to be fun and creative with your workshop.

Subject matters may include (but are not limited to):

  • CAREER: Higher Education, Fellowship Programs, STEM-related Education, Politics and Leadership, and Financial Planning
  • CULTURE: Language and Culture Retention Programs/Models, Using the Arts as a Means of Retaining Culture, NAGPRA/Historic Preservation, and Using Culture as a Means to Live a Healthy Life
  • ENVIRONMENT: Global Warming, Environmental Issues Confronting Tribal Communities, Careers and Opportunities in Environmental Sciences, Political Issues Involving Our Planet
  • HEALTH: Physical, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Violence, Wellness Programs, Fitness and Active Lifestyles

UNITY serves Native American and Alaska Native youth ages 14-24 years old. Your content should be appealing and directed to youth in this age range. There is high interest for Peer-to-Peer workshops. Youth and youth councils are encouraged to submit proposals.

Please note: Honorariums are not provided for workshop presenters.

Email questions to Carmen with our events team at