Council of Trustees – UNITY, Inc.

UNITY highlighted at Reservation Economic Summit

UNITY’s Executive Director Mary Kim Titla, 2nd from left, promotes UNITY at the Reservation Economic Summit. Courtesy Ana May Kasak

Imagine an opportunity to speak about youth empowerment, youth voice, higher education, STEM and community service in front of hundreds of people. The opportunity for UNITY and other non-profits happened last month during a panel presentation at the Reservation Economic Summit (RES) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Florida Local Planning Committee Efforts Underway

Members of the Florida Local Planning committee met late December to further discuss how they wish to welcome as many as 2,000 Native youth and advisors to Seminole country for the 2019 National UNITY Conference. UNITY’s signature event will be held July 4 – 8, 2019 at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida. Those in attendance say they welcome tribes in the region to play a role in welcome events. Aside from planning a welcome event, discussions included the creation of a youth council for the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

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UNITY Executive Director speaks at McNary Elementary School

How many of you are the oldest child in your family?asked UNITYs Executive Director Mary Kim Titla to students at McNary Elementary school. Many raised their hands. How many of you are the middle child?More raised their hands. How many of you are the babies of the family?The last of the hands went up in the school gymnasium where all 135 students K-12 recently gathered to hear Titlas presentation during Native American Heritage Month. Read More

UNITY Co-Presidents participate in Arizona tribal parade

The National UNITY Council (NUC) Co-Presidents Joseph Davis, of the Gila River Indian Community (Akimel O’odham), and Susun Fisher, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, recently participated in the 93rd Annual White Mountain Apache Tribe’s parade held earlier this month in Arizona during its annual celebration featuring rodeos, carnival, cultural night performance, basketball and softball tournaments and more.  Davis, and Fisher, who were also joined by NUC Western Representative Anissa Garcia, Akimel O’odham, walked through the parade with members of the White Mountain Apache Tribal Youth Council.

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Did you know? New York Yankee served as UNITY Trustee


The late Allie Reynolds, a Muscogee Creek, was known as one of the finest pitchers in the Major Leagues. He gained national prominence as a pitcher for the New York Yankees during their 1950s dynasty. Prior to that he played for the Cleveland Indians. In 1951, he received the Ray Hickok Award, which honored the top professional athlete of the year. He played with and against the likes of baseball legends Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson, Joe Garagiola, Sr. and Mickey Mantle. Read More

UNITY Council of Trustees

Members of the 2017 – 2018 UNITY Council of Trustees

CHAIRMAN
Loretta Tuell, J.D.
Washington, DC
Nez Perce

MEMBERS
Darrell Mease, M.D.
Jay, Oklahoma
Cherokee

Greg Mendoza
Sacaton, Arizona
Gila River Indian Community

Henry Lozano
Burlingame, California
Apache

Kyle Doney
Hollywood, Florida
Seminole Tribe of Florida

Tyler English-Rush
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Muscogee (Creek) Nation

Hamilton Seymour
Nooksack Indian Tribe

Sarah Scott
Lummi