NUC Executive Committee – UNITY, Inc.

UNITY Inspire Hope Video Messages during Covid-19

At the height of the  Covid-19 pandemic, UNITY Peer Leaders from the NUC Executive Committee, Earth Ambassadors and Peer Guides Joined together to offer these messages of Hope for other Native youth to keep striving for wellness. Watch and Share these UNITY Videos with others to continue to Inspire Hope in Indian Country. Read More

Letter from Executive Committee Western Representative

Outgoing National UNITY Council Executive Committee Western Representative Tyloria Antone wrote: “Thank you Arizona, Nevada and Utah for giving me a great year of serving the youth! I got to work and meet with the NUCEC every month after the 2019 UNITY conference. We all shared ideas and how it was we were going to help our youth for the year. I am beyond blessed that I got to serve amongst amazing youth who shared the same passion. The work we accomplished as a team was one of the many things I’ll always remember about this group.

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Congratulations to our young leaders!

October 1, 2020 – Mesa, AZ – United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY) is pleased to announce the reinstatement of eight members of the National UNITY Council’s (NUC) Executive Committee. Those who chose to apply, met the criteria and submitted their applications per the deadline are as follows: Read More

National N8V Youth 4 Biden Roundtable features UNITY Peer Leaders

We’re very proud of our Native Youth leaders for their participation in the upcoming election. We all must do our part to ensure that Native youth are empowered to Register to Vote. The National N8V Youth Roundtable will include UNITY Peer Guide & 25 Under 25 Awardee Angela Noah (White Mountain Apache / Oklahoma Choctaw), Aminah Ghaffar (Lumbee), UNITY 25 Under 25 Awardee Owen Oliver (Quinault), National UNITY Council’s Male Co-President Robert “Scottie” Miller (Swinomish), National UNITY Council’s Female CoPresident Brittany McKane (Creek / Seminole),  and Naelyn Pike (Chiricahua Apache).

UNITY Inc. is non-political, non-partisan, and we do not support or endorse any political candidates.

Thursday, September 24 N8V Youth 4 Biden will be hosting a roundtable discussion with young tribal rising stars from around the country at 6:00 pm ET! Please sign up here to join!

UNITY 25 Under 25 Anthony Tamez-Pochel Is a Native American Defending History—and the Future.

UNITY 25 Under 25 Awardee “Anthony Tamez-Pochel wasn’t even a teenager yet when he knew his life’s purpose. He just needed a little help from his brother and the city of Chicago.” Article in Men’s Health BY

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We Have Hope Q&A with Miss & Mr Indigenous ASU

Not only were they influential in leading their Regions as Representatives serving on the National UNITY Council’s Executive Committee, but then took on representing higher education for the state of Arizona, while both being awarded UNITY’s prestigious 25 Under 25 national award. These power duo are the epitome of UNITY youth in action. Join us in welcoming our special guests, Ms/Mr. Indigenous ASU Committee Royalty! Lance Sanches and Tashoni Morales will be joining us for a Q&A about the completion of their reign representing Arizona State University. Read More

This week! Regional UNITY Caucuses

Each year, the UNITY Organization convenes for a National Conference but of course, this year we’re meeting virtually. At these conferences, a female representative and male representative from each UNITY affiliated youth council (along with individual members) participate in Regional Caucuses to identify the Top 10 Issues Facing Native Youth. These Regional Caucuses serve as a networking opportunity as well as a brainstorming session for how to address community challenges. These Caucus discussions help to create one National Initiative.

Please Register for a Caucus based on what state you live in. Please check UNITY’s website to find out what region your state is in.


UNITY Youth participate in Congressional Hearing: “Native Youth Perspectives on Mental Health and Healing”

On Thursday, July 16, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. EDT, via Cisco WebEx, the Subcommittee on for Indigenous Peoples of the United States (SCIP) will host a remote oversight hearing titled, “Native Youth Perspectives on Mental Health and Healing.” This hearing will be streamed on Facebook live and YouTube. Read More

UNITY Announces 5 Cash Prize Raffle Winners with Survey Findings

UNITY wishes to thank the 97 UNITY Youth Councils, 47 Advisors & 60 Individual Members who participated in the recent Accessibility Survey

Congratulations to the following 5 Raffle Winners,  who will receive a $100 Visa Gift Card. Participants sent in their survey feedback online, via text or by U.S. mail:

  • Shaileen Gonzales, Hualapai female youth council representative, Western Region
  • Colby WhiteThunder, Alabama-Coushatta InnerVoice youth council male representative, Southern Plains Region
  • Toni Sandoval, Individual Member, The Klamath Tribes Youth Council, North West Region
  • Debra Toya, Sac & Fox Nation Youth Council Advisor, Great Plains Region
  • Jordan Gilman, Female Youth Council Representative for Thlopthlocco Tribal Town, North East Region
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Become a UNITY Member for FREE in 2020!

The National UNITY Council (NUC) Executive Committee first suggested the idea of waiving affiliation fees as a way to be more inclusive and assist those who have been impacted by the pandemic. UNITY acted on the recommendation and is excited to waive this year’s affiliation fees for youth councils and individuals in hopes to reach even more Native youth through the upcoming virtual events. Those who have already paid their membership dues will automatically be in “Good Standing” through July 1, 2022.

Youth Councils and Individual Members may join the UNITY Network for free when completing an Annual Report before July 1, 2020.  [Click Here]