The following eight members of the 2012 National UNITY Council Executive Committee have provided biographical sketches to introduce themselves to those of the national UNITY Network.
Amira Madison, Female Co-President: Amira is a twenty-three year old recent graduate of Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in International Affairs. She was born in Boston, MA and grew up there till she was eleven when she moved to Martha’s Vineyard to be near her tribe. She began with the Aquinnah Youth Group and enjoyed traveling to leadership conferences. She aspires to become a doctor. She is an active member of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head Aquinnah and has represented the Wampanoag Tribe at UNITY (United National Indian Tribal Youth Inc.) where she began in 2006. She has worked at the Aquinnah Cultural Center, Wampanoag Tribe of Gayhead Aquinnah, Native American Youth Enrichment Program, Boston and at Jumpstart as part of her Northeastern work study. Amira is also a sister of Alpha Pi Omega. Currently she is taking the fall off to focus on relaxing and enjoying some fun!
Jared Massey: Jared Ivins-Massey, is an enrolled member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe of Arizona. He was born and raised on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation in Northeastern Arizona. Jared is the son of Leo and Rolinda Massey of Fort Apache, Arizona and hails from the community of Seven Mile and Cibecue, Arizona. Jared is a proud graduate of Alchesay High School where he was elected student body president and elected the White Mountain Apache Youth Council Male Co-President. Currently Jared is a double major studying political science and justice studies. Jared currently resides at the Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus in Chandler, Arizona. Jared has received Nemours awards and acknowledgements, one being the current United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. National Male Co-President, representing the Native Nations in the United States. Jared states, “With no Vision youth cannot prosper but with the guidance of our elders, a Vision is in our sight.” Jared is a motivational speaker, traditional dancer and plans to one day return to the White Mountain Apache Reservation and serve as a tribal attorney.