NUC Executive Committee – UNITY, Inc.

UNITY Youth Crowned ASU Royalty

Not just one, but two UNITY 25 Under 25 awardees and former National UNITY Executive Committee members were crowned as Mr. and Miss Indian Arizona State University at the recent scholarship pageant. Congratulations to Tashoni Morales, of the Tachi-Yokut/Te-Moak W. Shoshone tribes, and Lance Sanchez, of the Tohono O’odham Nation, as they continue to inspire the Native youth across Arizona.

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“Opportunity for Unity: Our Home is Here” Initiative

Native youth voice is powerful. One way of expressing that voice is through the adoption of a national initiative by the National UNITY Council (NUC). The initiative paves the way for UNITY youth and others to take part in a special movement and to help make an impact in Indian Country. After much reflection by the NUC’s affiliated youth councils and elected youth leaders, UNITY is pleased to announce “Opportunity for Unity: Our Home is Here” initiative.

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National UNITY Council Executive Committee Announcement


Calling all Native youth leaders in the Southeastern and Pacific Regions! Applications are open for vacant positions on the National UNITY Council’s Executive Committee (NUC EC):  Read More

2019 Southern Plains Region UNITY Conference


The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma UNITY Youth Council will be hosting the Southern Plains Region UNITY Conference on Tuesday June 4th from 10am-4pm at the ITO Chena Community Building. Please RSVP your group and spread the word!! Lunch will be provided. More details at a later date for pre-registered Youth Groups. May 4th is the pre-registration deadline. Read More

RSVP to Participate in the Live Broadcast of the 2019 Midyear Business Meeting

2018-2019 Executive CommitteeFor the first time ever the National UNITY Council’s Business Meeting will be broadcast Live! If your UNITY Membership is in good standing you can RSVP at the link below to participate remotely. (All names will be reviewed and approved before the meeting)  

Help Spread the News: 
Affiliated UNITY Youth Councils can Sign Up Two Representatives to attend and vote during the meeting from anywhere in the United States. Have them log in at 10:30 AM (MST) on Sunday, Feb 17, 2019
RSVP TODAY at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/regist…/7434448323168259073

Executive Committee Meets in Grand Ronde for Retreat Training

Earlier this month, the National UNITY Council Executive Committee (NUC EC) hosted their retreat at the Spirit Mountain Casino in Grand Ronde, Oregon. The NUC EC engaged in numerous topics including campaign building discussions and strategies. The trainings were led by UNITY facilitator and former NUC Executive Committee Co-President, Juanita Toledo.
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National UNITY Co-Presidents address tribal leaders at NCAI Convention

Imagine being thrust onto a national stage in front of tribal leaders from across the country. That opportunity happened for National UNITY Council Co-Presidents Joseph Davis, Akimel O’odham, and SuSun Fisher, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, when they were invited to do a presentation at the 75th Convention of the National Congress of American Indians in Denver, Colorado. The convention drew hundreds of tribal leaders from reservations, communities, and Alaska Native villages. Fisher and Davis spoke to tribal leaders about UNITY’s successful track record of empowering Native youth and developing youth councils in the U.S.

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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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Meet the 2018-2019 NUC Executive Committee

Male Co-President | Joseph Davis: Hello there! My name is Joseph Davis, and I come from the Gila River Indian Community in southern Arizona; from the Akimel O’odham tribe. I am 23 years old and I currently work for Chipotle Mexican Grill. Ilove helping people pursue their passions. No matter what their goals might be. I think there are a lot of great things that Native youth are capable of and I want to be one of the people that inspires those voices.

 

SuSun FisherFemale Co-President | SuSun Fisher | 19, is a proud member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. She formerly served as the 2016-2017 Northwest Representative of the NUC Executive Committee. She is a student at The University of New Mexico where she hopes to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. Currently, Ms. Fisher resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico but is originally from Grand Ronde, Oregon. SuSun has previously served as Female Co President of the Siletz Tribal Youth Council. Her work with UNITY begin when she was 14, when she was named a UNITY “25 Under 25” award recipient. She furthered her leadership skills in 2014 as a White House Tribal Youth Ambassador and again in 2015 when she was named a UNITY Earth Ambassador. SuSun is a committed member to her community and plans on empowering and advocating for all native youth.
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NUC Midyear Business Meeting Agenda Available

The agenda for the National UNITY Council Midyear Business Meeting, which is scheduled for January 4, 2018, is available HERE for download/viewing.