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UNITY’s Round Dance and Culture Night is Open to the Public


UNITY Round Dance &  Cultural Showcase is open to the public! We hope to see you there.

Navajo basketball team featured in Netflix documentary to present at leadership conference for Native Youth

Mesa, Arizona – January 30, 2020 – United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY) will hold its annual midyear conference in Tempe, Arizona, February 14-17, 2020 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Phoenix Tempe. The conference will bring together more than 300 Native youth, who will hear from motivational presenters including Chinle High School Athletic Director Shaun Martin along side members of the 2018-19 Chinle H.S. basketball team, who were featured in the Netflix documentary “Basketball or Nothing.”

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It’s not too early to start preparing for your trip to Washington, DC!

So you’re heading to Washington, DC for the 2020 National UNITY Conference?

That’s great! We realize you and/or your group will want to see the sights and possibly visit with your elected officials. We encourage you and/or your group to prepare now. Here are a few website links with helpful tips on how to prepare for non-conference activities. Our goal is to share helpful links as you plan your trip to Washington, DC. (UNITY does not endorse the organizations sponsoring linked websites).  Feel free to share any resources with us!

Artwork by @Stevenpauljudd (Still Here. 2019.)

UNITY News Communications Bootcamp is back

Free Training! Become a digital Storyteller!

Thanks to its partnership with Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, UNITY is excited to announce the UNITY News Communications Camp to be held on February 13-14, 2020, right before the start of the 2020 UNITY Midyear Conference in Tempe, Arizona at the Doubletree Hilton.

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Dec 3rd is #GivingTuesday ! Help us reach our goal!

Help us provide scholarships for deserving Native youth to travel to our Nation’s Capitol

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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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Early bird registration is now open for 2020!

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 15, 2019, up to $200 off the onsite rates! Imagine attending both conferences for less than $400! Don’t miss out on these great deals! Register now!

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National UNITY Conference garners more than 2,300 Native youth

Native American youth from urban and rural communities across the nation gathered in July for the annual National UNITY Conference, held at the Gaylord Resort & Conference Center in Orlando, Florida. The 5-day conference, hosted by United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY), provided participants with culturally relevant leadership and skill-building training through workshops and keynote presentations. For 43 years, UNITY has offered essential support to Native American and Alaska Native youth, ages 14-24, through various programming opportunities, instilling a foundation for youth leaders and advocates to activate and build upon being positive change agents in their communities.

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UNITY partners with ASU Cronkite and ABC 15 for UNITY News!

The 2019 National UNITY Conference kicked off with a one-of-a-kind communications training featuring some of the best multi-media instructors in Arizona. The bootcamp was made possible through a partnership with Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Mass Communication and Journalism. The camp also featured Colton Shone, the morning anchor for KOB Eyewitness News Today in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Prior to working at KOB, Colton was a reporter in Phoenix in both television at CBS 5 News and radio at KTAR-FM.

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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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