2018- 2019 NUC – UNITY, Inc.

The National Center and UNITY Announces Winners of Business Plan Competition for Youth

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development presented two students a $1,500 check during the National UNITY Conference in Orlando, Florida for winning the Business Plan Competition for Youth. The contest was held in partnership with UNITY. The competition required high school and college-aged participants to develop a business plan and pitch their idea to a panel of experts. We are pleased to announce that Joseph Davis from Gila River Indian Community and Rachel Arthur from Colville Confederated Tribes won the competition for their idea to create a coffee shop called Aesthetic Coffee Co.

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National UNITY Council Election Petition Now Open: Join the Executive Committee Today!

Each year, during the National UNITY Conference, there is a National UNITY Council business meeting that takes place.  It is here the voting members (one male and one female from every affiliated youth council and affiliated individual members of UNITY) elect new members to the National UNITY Council Executive Committee.  The Executive Committee is comprised of t Co-Presidents, one male and one female, and ten Area Representatives to represent the ten geographical regions within the UNITY network.
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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

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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