Conference – UNITY, Inc.

Apply today for the Golda Cook Scholarship

The late Golda Cook, Cherokee, is the mother of UNITY Founder J.R. Cook. Thanks to her, the UNITY organization was able to spread its wings and fly. Golda Cook provided financial support in the very early years of the organization. If it wasn’t for her, UNITY may not be what it is today. That’s the reason UNITY honors Golda Cook to this day by offering two $1500 scholarships in her memory.

UNITY has teamed up with the American indian Graduate Center in awarding the scholarships. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2021. Read More

Registration Now Open! 2021 National UNITY Conference!

Registration and hotel reservations are now open for UNITY’s 2021 National Conference happening July 2-6, 2021, in Dallas, Texas!

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UNITY recruiting for Local Planning Committee

Do you live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area or anywhere in Texas?
Would you like to contribute your time and talents to a meaningful event?
If so, we want you to join the 2021 UNITY Local Planning Committee!
Why join? Not only do you get to connect with others and form friendships, you’ll experience the joys of “giving back” and contributing to a great cause. On top of that, you’ll see firsthand the good energy and participation of amazing Native youth leaders from all over the country. Plus there are other incentives, such as the opportunity to earn a complimentary registration to attend the conference yourself or award it to a young person.

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National UNITY Council’s Top Ten Issues facing Native Youth in 2020-21

Each year during the National Conference, the National UNITY Council (NUC) gathers to vote on the Top Ten Issues facing Native youth across the country. Youth Representatives from the 325+ Youth Councils who make up the national network to discuss their regional priorities. The collective impact on youth led national campaigns reaches far beyond that of the UNITY membership. With each youth council working together across the Nation, youth are empowered knowing they are not facing these issues alone. Read More

UNITY Virtual Workshop: Taking Action in 2020 – Civic Engagement in Indian Country

National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Youth Commission officers from around Indian Country will lead a how-to video featuring running for office, registering to vote, ways to engage Native voters under the age of 18, and how to fill-out the Census and talk to family about the Census. Read More

Take The Survey to WIN: Healing Indigenous Lives Native Youth Town Hall Questionnaire

One Lucky Participant from each HILI Town Hall timezone will win a free Apple Ipad for their feedback in the Questionnaire! Click below to earn 5 entries into the Raffle by answering questions about your community.

  • What helps you feel safe in your community?
  • What do you see as the challenges with public safety in your community and how are young people impacted?
  • How can young people contribute to creating a safe environment in your community?
  • What does resilience mean to you and what do you think helps youth overcome difficult or traumatic situations in their lives?

    CLICK HERE to take the Questionnaire

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Learning with Alumni: UNITY Lead Trainers’ workshops are now available

UNITY’s heard your feedback! Recent evaluations have requested more time with UNITY Lead Trainers. Thanks to our generous Virtual Conference sponsors, you can now access these additional trainings at no cost! Click below to hear from UNITY Lead Trainers:

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Klamath Tribes Youth Council wins national award

The Klamath Tribes Youth Council was recognized by the United National Indian Tribal Youth Inc. organization (UNITY) as the 2020 UNITY Youth Council of the Year. With over 320 youth councils across the U.S., The Klamath Tribes Youth Council stood out for their community involvement and cultural teachings. Read More

Students in new MSU American Indigenous Business Leaders chapter win national UNITY business plan competition

From MSU News Service BOZEMAN — A team of three students representing the recently reestablished student chapter of American Indigenous Business Leaders, or AIBL, at Montana State University recently took first place in a business plan competition at UNITY’s national virtual conference in partnership with the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development.
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UNITY’s First-Ever Virtual Conference Inspires Native Youth from Across the Country


The annual leadership event featured speakers including Congresswomen Deb Haaland (New Mexico) and Sharice Davids (Kansas), recording artists Jewel, Taboo from the Black Eyed Peas, Radmilla Cody, filmmaker Kyle Bell and more.
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