With months of planning and in partnership with Arizona State University, UNITY successfully hosted its first ever virtual conference earlier this month. Through UNITY’s Wellness Warrior Program, funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, UNITY spearheaded the free event with as many as 20 watch parties participating. In all, it’s estimated a few hundred viewers logged on from around Indian Country to participate in the live general sessions and online breakouts. Many of the watch parties were hosted by youth councils.
UNITY’s 2018 Conference’s 2300 participants surpassed all previous attendance records. The following video presents a brief description of UNITY, its history, and a preview and what to expect during the conference.
The July, 2017 Conference drew the largest number of attendees in UNITY’s 41 year history. Take a look back by viewing video news updates that feature notable conference events. The video shown below is from Day 1, and the links that follow are from other days’ news.
The following video news update highlights the activities that took place on Monday, July 25 at the 2016 National UNITY Conference.
During its 40th Anniversary Gala (Banquet) UNITY recognized a number of individuals and a special Youth Council with awards. The awardees included the Golda Cook Scholarship winners, as well as the recipients of the Eddie Wadda UNITY Alumni Award, the JR Cook Advisor of the Year Award, and the Youth Council of the Year Award. The following videos introduce the recipients as well as those individuals who serve as the inspiration for the awards. Thanks to all the awardees for their outstanding individual accomplishments and for their service to their communities and Native youth. (Click on the Read More button to view the page where the related videos are shown.) Read More
The following video news update highlights the activities that took place on Saturday, July 23 at the 2016 National UNITY Conference.
The following is a news update that was video taped at Oklahoma City, OK, the site of the 40th anniversary National UNITY Conference.
The following video originated from the National UNITY Conference site in Washington, DC on Friday, July 10, 2015. The video provides a conference update, a brief history of the organization, a summary of recent events, and information about how to get involved.