Thank you Senator McCain for your years of service to our country and for being a leading voice for and architect of federal Indian policy. A big thanks for taking time to address Native youth at the 2016 UNITY Midyear Conference. May you rest in peace.
Layha Spoonhunter received the “Eddie Wadda Alumni of the Year Award” at the 2018 National UNITY Conference in San Diego, California at the 42nd Annual UNITY Gala banquet, Sunday, July 8, for his dedication and leadership reaching his community and American Indian youth through service and advocacy. Read More
The late Allie Reynolds, a Muscogee Creek, was known as one of the finest pitchers in the Major Leagues. He gained national prominence as a pitcher for the New York Yankees during their 1950s dynasty. Prior to that he played for the Cleveland Indians. In 1951, he received the Ray Hickok Award, which honored the top professional athlete of the year. He played with and against the likes of baseball legends Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson, Joe Garagiola, Sr. and Mickey Mantle. Read More
UNITY’s 2018 Youth Council of the Year leads by example hosting a variety of wellness events within their community. Young River Peoples Council of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Arizona, was recognized as Youth Council of the Year last month at the National UNITY Conference in San Diego. The UNITY Wellness Warriors Program challenges affiliated youth councils to implement a Wellness Warrior event this year. By utilizing the project planning tools offered through the free mobile phone app and on the UNITY website, youth councils can join the national movement and share traditional wellness teachings with their home community. The Wellness Warriors program promotes Physical, Mental, Spiritual and Social Wellness. Congrats to the SRPMIC’s youth for promoting wellness in each of these areas!
UNITY 25 Under 25 Awardees took the annual ILEAD Youth Summit 2018 by storm! The event, recently held at the University of Montana, in Missoula, Montana, was sponsored by the U.S. Administration for Native Americans’ (ANA) new Native Youth Initiatives for Leadership, Empowerment, and Development (ILEAD), the Summit drew more than 100 Native youths from 13 tribal and island nations.” Read More
UNITY 25 Under 25 awardee Jazmine Wildcat, 14, Northern Arapaho, Wyoming reflects on her experience at the annual youth celebration on August 2nd at the Wind River Hotel and Casino. For over ten years, the Northern Arapaho Tribe has given thousands of backpacks filled with school supplies to students who attend their free carnival. All Fremont County K-12 are invited to attend where other activities included a free barbecue, inflatable bounce houses and special guests Chance Rush and Emcee One.