Training Sessions – UNITY, Inc.

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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Team-building training at the bottom of the Grand Canyon

“Don’t step on a landmine!,” said Mary Kim Titla, UNITY’s executive director. She was speaking to educators and staff at the Havasupai Elementary School participating in a team-building exercise. The landmine exercise involved an obstacle course ridden with imaginary land mines (plastic cups). Teams of two people, one blindfolded, were instructed to navigate their way through the course without hitting a land mine. The exercise is designed to build communication skills and trust.

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UNITY Wellness Warriors at NIEA’s Journey to Discovery and Wellness Camp

UNITY’s Wellness Warriors team had the opportunity to be a part of NIEA’s “Journey to Discover and Wellness” summer camp at Riverside Indian School in Oklahoma. This comprehensive summer bridge program supports middle school aged Native young people in creating awareness of opportunities to choose healthy, holistic lifestyles in their educational journeys.

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UNITY Going Green at the 2019 National Conference

As a way to honor Mother Earth and staying true to our efforts to promote environmental stewardship through UNITY’s Earth Ambassadors program, you will see less paper at the National UNITY Conference. This year only the advisors will receive a paper conference program. Everyone else is encouraged to download the program on UNITY’s Wellness Warriors (WW) App or download it at www.unityinc,org.

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Recruiting for the UNITY Orchestra!

If you’re planning to attend the 2019 National UNITY Conference and you can read music, please consider being a part of the UNITY Orchestra! In addition to instrumental musicians, some singers may be needed as well. Music teacher Michelle McCauley, Washoe/Shoshone/Paiute/Quinault, who will serve as orchestra conductor, will host three workshop sessions on Sunday, July 7 for those wishing to take part. The UNITY Orchestra will then provide entertainment during the Gala banquet on Sunday, July 7.

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Dozens of youth councils watch UNITY’s first Wellness Warrior Virtual conference

With months of planning and in partnership with Arizona State University, UNITY successfully hosted its first ever virtual conference earlier this month. Through UNITY’s Wellness Warrior Program, funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, UNITY spearheaded the free event with as many as 20 watch parties participating. In all, it’s estimated a few hundred viewers logged on from around Indian Country to participate in the live general sessions and online breakouts. Many of the watch parties were hosted by youth councils.

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UNITY Wellness Warriors Virtual Conference “Indigenous Approaches to Wellness”


Please join us for UNITY’s first ever Wellness Warrior Virtual Conference! In efforts to be inclusive of Native youth who are unable to attend our Conferences in person, we are live-streaming this free interactive training for Youth Councils to watch together! Contact us for ideas on hosting your own Watch Party!  The virtual conference will be held Friday, April 5, 2019 from 12pm-4pm MST/PT.  Read More

UNITY Training with Tulalip Tribal Youth Council

TULALIP, WASHINGTON – The beauty of the pacific northwest serves as a reflection of those who inhabit the land, especially it’s people and youth. The Tulalip Youth Services along with Tulalip Tribal Youth Council held a training with UNITY trainer Juanita C. Toledo (Jemez Pueblo) and UNITY staff Jared Ivins-Massey (White Mountain Apache/Navajo), engaging with more than 25 youth service employees and youth.

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Call for Speed Workshop Presenters 2019

Do you have an interesting topic you would like to present and discuss with Native youth at the UNITY Midyear Conference?
CLICK HERE to Submit your speed workshop idea by Friday, January 11, 2019! 

Similar to speed dating, presenters will have 25 minutes with each group (total of 3) of Native youth participants. The youth will then rotate between tables of topics that interest them. UNITY is seeking presenters to lead discussions on environmental issues, education, career development, wellness, cultural teachings and much more. Click ‘read more’ for more information and to submit your workshop!

Guarantee your Discounted Rate! Book your room today for the 2019 UNITY National Conference

The 2019 National UNITY Conference host hotel is now taking room reservations! Click HERE to reserve your room at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, FL under the discounted  UNITY rate.  Call for more information: 877-382-7299