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Sign up for the 2020 UNITY Virtual Talent Show!

We want you to be part of the first ever virtual UNITY Talent Show! The National UNITY Conference Talent Show is always a big hit every year and just because we’re going virtual this year doesn’t mean we can’t have a Talent Show. We’re recruiting now for musicians, singers, dancers, spoken word artists, comedians, and more! The only difference this year is you must videotape yourself doing your talent for two minutes and then send the video to us! Have you always wanted to show off your unique talent? Now’s your chance!

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Nominate a Deserving Advisor, Alumni or Youth for these 2020 UNITY Awards

Each year UNITY showcases the best in Indian Country through highlighting a few dedicated community members who embody the spirit of UNITY. Click here to find out more information on scholarships or Nominate a deserving Advisor and Alumni Today.

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Don’t Forget to Cancel your Hotel Reservations to Avoid Fees

If you made room reservations at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington DC for the 2020 National UNITY Conference, please cancel them; otherwise, the hotel may impose a non-cancellation fee.

Due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and continued restrictions on large gatherings, UNITY Inc. and the Board of Trustees have canceled the in-person national conference, and are replacing with a virtual conference format for 2020.

Click Here to Manage your existing reservation at
Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Or call: (202) 328-2000

How can UNITY better serve Native youth remotely?


Calling all National UNITY Council Representatives and Advisors to Complete this Survey by June 1, 2020.

UNITY would like to gather the National UNITY Council’s feedback on how best to serve UNITY Youth Councils.  Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the organization will be hosting a three-part virtual national conference this summer. The purpose of this survey is to help guide the planning process for the upcoming virtual events. We look forward to hearing from the Male and Female Native youth representatives and Advisors of the National UNITY Council.

Please fill out the survey below by June 1, 2020. Click Here for the Online NUC 2020 Survey

Text Survey: If your representative has texting capabilities, please have them text the word “NUC2020” to 474747 to complete this survey over the phone.

Mail Survey: Hard copies of the survey have been printed and mailed to the current Youth Council physical addresses on file. UNITY has included a stamped return envelope for your convenience. If you do not have internet access or texting abilities, please send your mailing address to [email protected] or call the UNITY Headquarters to request a mailed survey.

UNITY Cancels In-Person National Conference

Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the organization will be hosting a three-part virtual national conference.

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Update: 2020 National UNITY Conference

As we look forward to the 2020 National UNITY Conference, scheduled for July 3-7 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC, we want to assure you that the health and safety of our attendees continue to be our top priority. Our team has had ongoing communication with the hotel property over the past three weeks. Currently, we remain in planning mode and are looking at multiple options to move forward with an in-person conference. Read More

Your story matters because you matter

“We were all tribal people at one time. No matter where you come from. Learn about your heritage. Your family lineage is an important part of your personal story,” said Mary Kim Titla, UNITY Executive Director, speaking earlier this month at Colorado Mesa University (CMU) in Grand Junction, Colorado. Titla was invited to share her insights about the power of storytelling and how effective storytelling can help others, build confidence, and bring about change. Read More

Update on 2020 National Conference

As we look forward to the 2020 National UNITY Conference in Washington, DC, we want to assure you that the health and safety of our attendees is our top priority. We are closely monitoring health advisories and updates from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

Your patience is appreciated as we continue to assess the impact on our conference, with many variables to factor in. We intend to update and notify you of any changes promptly. Please know, our conference team continues to meet as scheduled, planning, and working towards another wonderful UNITY gathering.

We plan to extend the early bird registration rate, which will be posted soon on our website. Please check our website regularly and feel free to share this information with your network.

Stay safe, and stay healthy,
Mary Kim Titla
Executive Director, UNITY, Inc.

National Native Organizations Working Together

(Photo Courtesy: Margo Gray)
“It’s always an honor to be invited to promote UNITY at national events,” said Mary Kim Titla, UNITY’s Executive Director, who participated in a panel presentation at the Reservation Economic Summit (RES) hosted by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development. RES provides networking and business development sessions centered around building opportunities with and for American Indian Enterprises (NCAIED). UNITY and the NCAIED have partnered in the past to offer a Youth Economic Summit (YES!) and in 2019 offered a Business Plan competition with a grand prize of $1,500.00.

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