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UNITY Executive Committee Representative Featured in USA TODAY

National UNITY Council’s Midwest Representative Anthony Tamez-Pochel was featured in the following USA TODAY article addressing the false narratives of Columbus Day.  “For many Americans, the second Monday in October is a celebration of Italian heritage and Christopher Columbus’s 1492 voyage to the Americas. But a growing number of cities, states and universities are abandoning ship and replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day, also known as Native Americans Day.”  Read the  entire original article here by Grace Hauck USA TODAY  Read More

UNITY youth in action: RHS Student thanked Mayor & Council for Proclamation

UNITY 25 Under 25 Awardee and former Earth Ambassador Jazmine Wildcat continues her legacy of leadership within her community. A Riverton High School Student appeared before the Riverton City Council this past Tuesday to thank the Mayor and Council for the proclamation the city issued for Native American Heritage Month. Jazmine Wildcat’s comments, in their entirety, are copied below: Read More

Returning Home: Siletz Tribal Youth Development Program

Read the Original Article on the OJJDP Tribal Youth Resource Center’s Blog

This summer our Youth Development and Healthy Traditions Program chaperoned a group of Siletz youth on a four-day adventure down to Southern Oregon. Our first destination was a land-restoration conservation site called Vesper Meadows located east of Ashland in the higher elevations of the Southern Cascade Mountains. This was a special place to visit for several reasons: (1) We were restoring our indigenous relationship with a land that we hadn’t gathered on in for over 150 years and (2) We were connecting our youth with one of our most well-spoken and travelled tribal elders, Grandma Aggie Pilgrim. Our second destination was to gather yampah seeds at a meadow near the base of Table Rock, which was the site of our original reservation and where we signed the Rogue River Treaty was signed. Read More

Early bird registration is now open for 2020 UNITY conferences!

UNITY is pleased to announce that early bird registration is now open for both the 2020 UNITY Midyear Conference and the 2020 National UNITY Conference!  Discounted (“early bird”) rates are available through October 20, 2019, up to $200 off the onsite rates!

Imagine attending both conferences for less than $400!

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Nike’s Native American & Friends Network Partners with National Center and UNITY to Provide Employment Resources for Indian Country

The National Center, Nike’s Native American & Friends Network and UNITY come together to co-host event introducing new Native Edge portal at the Nike Factory Store at Wild Horse Pass, Gila River Indian Community

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Native American Youth Leadership Conference Breaks Attendance Record

More than 2,000 Native American youth gathered in Denver for UNITY Conference

Traveling from tribal and urban communities across the nation, and from as far away as the Hawaiian Islands, Alaskan Native villages and the island of Taiwan Republic of China, more than 2,000 registered attendees converged in Denver, Colorado for the United National Indian Tribal Youth’s (UNITY) annual national conference. The 41st annual Native American youth leadership development conference was held July 6-10, 2017 at the Colorado Convention Center; it was the largest gathering in the organization’s history.

Read the rest of the story on Indian Country Today web site.

Time of Unity

Read the rest of the story on The Southern Ute Drum web site.

Soboba Youth Visit the Mile-High City

Sharing their culture with others unites Natives

Fifteen youth, aged 12 through 18, attended the 2017 National UNITY (United National Indian Tribal Youth) conference in Denver from July 6 through 10. All but one are tribal members of the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians. Chaperones Harold Arres, Annalisa Tucker and Raelynne Rhodes accompanied the youth and also enjoyed the many varied activities.

Read the rest of story on the Soboba web site.

Unity Conference selects Flathead youth group as Tribal Youth Council of the Year

Flathead Youth GroupDENVER — A Flathead Reservation youth group was selected as the Tribal Youth Council of The Year at the UNITY (United National Indian Tribal Youth) Conference in Denver last week. — A Flathead Reservation youth group was selected as the Tribal Youth Council of The Year at the UNITY (United National Indian Tribal Youth) Conference in Denver last week.

Read the complete story on the Char-Koosta News Online web site.

UNITY Awarded W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grant to Support New “Wellness Warriors Project”

NOVEMBER 3, 2016 – MESA, AZ – With continued efforts and great strides to promote and address racial healing and equity in the U.S., the W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded the United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY) a $763,124 grant over a three-year period. The grant will support UNITY’s newest program called the UNITY Wellness Warriors Project. The new program aims to increase the awareness of the need for and benefits of adopting a lifestyle that incorporates a culturally-relevant and measurable personal wellness plan that will lead to transformational change.

Read complete story on Mesa Chamber of Commerce web site.