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Youth Projects to Be Featured at Today’s Native Leaders National Summit

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Mesa, AZ—Six Native American youth groups have been selected to share their service projects in Washington, DC during the Today’s Native Leaders National Summit on July 9, held in conjunction with the White House Tribal Youth Gathering. UNITY partnered with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in 2013 for the Today’s Native Leaders (TNL) program. This exciting four-year initiative offers Native youth the opportunity to participate in trainings throughout the country that provide a plan for developing and implementing service projects in their communities.

In the past year, trainings have been held in Arizona, Florida, and South Dakota. Over the next couple of years, TNL staff and trainers will host events in five additional locations throughout the country including Washington, Minnesota, Oklahoma, California, and Massachusetts. A schedule of the remaining sites are available on the UNITY website at www.unityinc.org.

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UNITY Teams With Nike N7 to Promote Healthy Lifestyles at National Conference

N7 Activities at 2014 ConferenceMesa, Arizona—UNITY, Inc. is proud to announce its second consecutive year partnering with Nike N7 to support health promotion and disease prevention at its annual National UNITY Conference July 10-14, 2015 in conjunction with the White House Tribal Youth Gathering on July 9.  Nike N7 athletes and UNITY youth leaders will kick off a year-long fitness campaign as a way to celebrate UNITY’s 40th birthday next year. At the national conference, nearly 1,500 youth and their chaperones in Washington, DC will participate in various fitness activities. Last year, in Oregon, conference attendees overwhelmingly cited the Nike N7 Day at the Nike world headquarters as a highlight of the conference.

“N7 is our commitment to bring sport and all of its benefits to Native American and Aboriginal communities in the United States and Canada, with a focus on youth,” said Sam McCracken, General Manager of Nike N7. “Beyond promoting healthy and physically active lifestyle, sport helps build self-confidence and enables youth to be a force for positive change in their community. We believe that through activity, competition and play, Native American and Aboriginal youth can unleash the power of their generation and inspire the next.”

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Host a Generation Indigenous Watch Party

Watch Party Flyer

 

 

If you are unable to attend the White House Tribal Youth Gathering, consider hosting a watch party!

The attached flyer has additional information for those who may be interested.

Eddie Wadda Alumni of the Year

Do you know a UNITY alum who should be recognized for their outstanding achievement and contributions to the Native American community? UNITY is accepting nominations for its prestigious Eddie Wadda Alumni of the Year award. Please note that the nomination deadline is June 15, 2015.

The purpose of the “Eddie Wadda Alumni of the Year Award” is to recognize outstanding achievement by an individual among UNITY alumni. UNITY values the dedication of these individuals who embody the spirit of UNITY by giving back to the Native American community. In appreciation, UNITY will honor one such Alumnus or alumna this year during the 2015 National UNITY Conference in Washington DC with the presentation of the Eddie Wadda Alumni of the Year Award. The honoree will be recognized during the UNITY Celebration Banquet on Monday July 13, 2015. The honoree must be present to receive the award.

CLICK HERE for the EDDIE WADDA ALUMNI OF THE YEAR NOMINATION FORM.

Sponsors line up to support the National UNITY Conference

BMM Test Labs Check PresentationTribes, foundations, businesses and individuals have made commitments to support the National UNITY Conference to be held July 10-14, 2015 in Washington, DC. More than 1,200 Native American youth from across Indian Country are expected to gather in our nation’s capital to participate in the annual conference taking place at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel.

Significant sponsorship commitments have been received from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Ak-Chin Indian Community, Bank of America. Ft. McDowell Yavapai Nation, NBC Comcast and the San Carlos Apache Tribe. Other sponsors include the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Apache Gold Casino, BMM Test Labs, National Education Association, Native Air Ambulance, Spokane Tribe of Indians, Suquamish Indian Tribe, Yavapai Apache Nation, Chickasaw Nation, Cow Creek of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Tonto Apache Tribe and Glenn and Jan English.

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Call for Conference Workshop Proposals

Interested in presenting a workshop during the 2015 National UNITY Conference? UNITY is now accepting proposals from now until May 31, 2015. You may submit your proposal HERE on the online conference registration form.

Call for Conference Workshop Proposals

Logo Design Contest is Underway

Attention Native Youth Artists and Designers! Great Opportunity. Details HERE.

Conference Logo Design Contest Graphic

Apply Online for Golda Cook Scholarships

Applications Now Being Accepted for the 2015 Golda Cook Memorial Scholarships. Apply Online HERE.

Golda Cook Memorial Scholarships Graphic

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UNITY to Host 2nd Annual Native American Heritage Night: Ticket Purchase Incentives Offered

Native American Heritage Night Flyer

Purchase tickets at the UNITY office by Friday, May 22, 2015 for an opportunity to win 10 free tickets.

Purchase tickets online HERE.

Mark your calendars and purchase your tickets now!

UNITY will host the 2nd Annual Native American Heritage Night on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm as WNBA star Shoni Schimmel comes back to Phoenix for what is expected to be an exciting rematch between the Phoenix Mercury and the Atlanta Dream. 

A portion of every ticket sold will go back to supporting UNITY.

You may buy tickets at the UNITY office or, if you prefer, purchase online HERE. Refer to the attached flyers for more information about this event.

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Native American Heritage Night Flyer – Purchase Online
Native American Heritage Night Flyer – Purchase at UNITY Office

UNITY Announces San Manuel Band of Mission Indians as a Major Sponsor of the National UNITY Conference

San Manuel Band of Mission IndiansMesa, AZ – UNITY, which stands for United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc., is pleased to announce the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians as a major sponsor of the 2015 National UNITY Conference. Nearly 1,500 Native American youth from across Indian Country are expected to 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. In addition to the its $50,000 conference sponsorship, San Manuel also awarded UNITY a $25,000 grant for organizational capacity building.

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