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Note: You must register and pay in full by the deadline date. If you are NOT paid in full by May 31, you will be billed at the next rate increase.

Conference AudienceNearly 1,500 Native American youth from across Indian Country are expected gather in our nation’s capital this summer to participate in the annual National UNITY Conference taking place July 10-14, 2015 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. The five-day agenda will feature several nationally known keynote speakers, more than 30 workshops, a cultural exchange night, talent show, and awards banquet and dance. The historic White House Tribal Youth Gathering is also planned a day before the conference on July 9.

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JR Cook Advisor of the Year Award

Nominate an Outstanding Youth Council Advisor. Prepare and Submit a Nomination Online HERE.

Advisor of the Year Graphic

Effective and successful youth councils consistently have one key ingredient in common; an advisor who is involved, provides wise counsel and guidance, and is willing to work closely with youth council members as they make and carry out their decisions and related activities.

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White House Tribal Youth Gathering: Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the White House Tribal Youth Gathering?

The Gathering will engage hundreds of Native youth in a historic convening in Washington, D.C. to engage in dialogue about their perspectives on issues that affect them and about their ideas for action. Youth will meet and learn from their peers across the country and will have a chance to have their voice heard about ideas to improve the lives of Native youth.

How do I apply to attend the White House Tribal Youth Gathering?

You must apply in order to be chosen to attend and you must have taken the Gen-I Challenge. Visit UNITY’s page at https://white_house_native_youth_gathering.formstack.com/forms/application in order to apply to attend.

The application has 5 parts – you must complete all of them to be considered…

Please refer to the attached document for answers to other Frequently Asked Questions concerning the Gathering.

President Obama Announces First White House Tribal Youth Gathering

President Obama announced the first White House Tribal Youth Gathering in a video message played at the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow. UNITY is collaborating with the White House to co-sponsor the event.  Below is an excerpt.

In making his announcement, President Obama stated, “Today I’m pleased to announce that we will once again invite young people to Washington to take part in this summer’s first ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering on July 9th, an event we are proud to host in collaboration with UNITY.” The following video contains the President’s complete statement.

You may apply online HERE to attend the tribal youth gathering.

UNITY Seeks Education and Career Partners for Expo at National Conference

Call for Exhibitors

Call for Conference Exhibitors

Mesa, Arizona—Education institutions, armed forces, businesses, corporations and government agencies have an opportunity to interact with more than 1,200 American Indian and Alaska Native youth at the National UNITY Conference in mid-July in Washington, DC.  

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White House to Host Tribal Youth Gathering in Collaboration with UNITY

The following is from a news release issued by The White House, Office of the Press Secretary.

WASHINGTON, DC – On Thursday, July 9, 2015, the White House will host the first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering in Washington, DC, to provide American Indian and Alaska Native youth from across the country the opportunity to interact directly with senior Administration officials and the White House Council on Native American Affairs.

The Tribal Youth Gathering, a collaboration between the White House and UNITY Inc., will continue to build upon the President’s Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) initiative and his commitment to improve the lives of Native youth across the country. President Obama launched the Gen-I initiative at the 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference to focus on improving the lives of Native youth through new investments and increased engagement. This initiative takes a comprehensive, culturally appropriate approach to ensure all young Native people can reach their full potential.

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Nearly 100 Native Youth Receive Service Project Training at Today’s Native Leaders Academy in Rapid City

Today's Native Leaders in Rapid CityRapid City, South Dakota—Nearly 100 Native American youth and their advisors from tribes across the nation discussed how they can give back to their communities at a leadership training last week in Rapid City, South Dakota. United National Indian Tribal Youth, also known as UNITY, in partnership with the Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) hosted the “Today’s Native Leaders” (TNL) youth leadership event at the Hilton Garden Inn in Rapid City.

The free TNL training, which focused on culturally relevant leadership development, included a curriculum promoting team building activities, action planning & event promotion, developing community service projects, and “How to create a UNITY youth council.” A group of Native youth peer leaders assisted in the training including Alexandria GreyBull, Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes from South Dakota, Nataanii Hatathlie, Navajo from New Mexico, Leslie Locklear, Lumbee from North Carolina, Hamilton Seymour, Nooksack from Washington, Layha Spoonhunter, Eastern Shoshone from Idaho, Claullen Tillman, Eastern Shoshone from Wyoming, and Alexander Toledo, Jemez Pueblo from New Mexico.

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TNL National Summit Flyer Available

A flyer with information concerning the upcoming Today’s Native Leaders National Summit is attached.

2015 National Conference Sponsorship Opportunities Available

In July 2015, up to 1,500 American Indian and Alaska Native youth, advisors and supporters are expected to gather in Washington, DC for the National UNITY Conference. They will share their diverse cultures and seek solutions to common concerns and issues within their communities. They will be challenged. They will learn. They will interact and enjoy the fellowship of Native youth from throughout the United States – all in a positive, inclusive setting, and in the spirit of unity.

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National Conference Call for Vendor Proposals

UNITY is now accepting vendor proposals to support the 2015 National UNITY Conference. Current support is required for:

  1. Conference Program – Printing Vendor (download RFP here)
  2. Conference Tee-Shirts – Printing Vendor (download RFP here)
  3. Conference Videographer/News Producer (download RFP here)

Proposals are due no later than Friday, April 3, 2015