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UNITY FIRE TRAINING – 2019 UNITY Midyear Conference

The UNITY Fire has been added as a POST-Midyear conference training featuring Alumni Firekeepers Sleepyeye LaFromboise and Sheldon Smith.
Take the UNITY Fire to your community! Learn more on how Native youth can build your own UNITY Fire by working closely with local elders, trained mental health professionals, behavioral health counselors and traditional healers.  The training will be held on Monday, February 18, 2019. Registration is limited to the first 25 youth who sign up. Participants must be registered for the 2019 UNITY Midyear Conference to attend this session.

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Award-winning performers to headline leadership conference for Native Youth

Frank Waln
Photo credit: Tomas Karmelo Amaya
Dr. Evan Adams
Photo courtesy of Dr. Adams

American hip hop artist Frank Waln, and actor turned medical physician Dr. Evan Adams, will give motivational presentations at the United National Indian Tribal Youth’s (UNITY) annual midyear conference, February 15-18, 2019, at Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. Read More

UNITY NEWS Communications Bootcamp -2019 UNITY Midyear Conference

Spaces Limited! Registration is limited to the first 25 youth who sign up. Participants must be registered for the 2019 UNITY Midyear Conference. CLICK Here to Register Read More

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!

2019 Midyear Conference Registration

To register for the 2019 Midyear Conference, reserve hotel rooms, and download the event agenda, visit the Midyear Conference Registration Page.

Here’s the link for the:  UNITY Midyear Conference Overflow Room Block
at The Scott Resort & Spa 4925 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

If you cannot find the information you need, call the UNITY office at (480) 718-9793 for help with specific questions.

Deadline Extended! Register by Jan. 8th and SAVE

The discounted registration rate has been extended! SAVE $35 per person when you register by Tuesday, January 8, for the 2019 UNITY Midyear Conference! The $215 special rate will increase on January 9.

CLICK HERE to Join us at the UNITY Midyear Conference happening February 15-18, 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Visit the Midyear Conference page to learn more about the conference, view and download the agenda, and reserve your hotel room.

2019 Midyear Conference: Quick Links

Looking for a quick way to find the information of interest about UNITY’s 2019 Midyear Conference?  Most of that information may be found on this website’s Midyear Conference Registration Page or by following the links on the following list.

If you still cannot  find the information you need, please call the UNITY office at (480) 718-9793 for help with specific questions.

Call for presenters:  UNITY seeks Speed Workshop submissions for Midyear Conference

Are you Interested in presenting at the 2019 UNITY Midyear Conference? We are now accepting submission for our very popular Speed Workshops. Similar to speed dating, presenters speak to groups of 10 participants at a time while youth participants rotate between tables of topics that interest them. This format of “workshopping” is meant to keep your audience engaged and feeling comfortable enough to contribute to the discussion. There is always a high interest for Peer-to-Peer youth-led workshops.

CLICK HERE to submit your workshop idea by November 30, 2018!

For questions or more information email [email protected]


2019 Midyear Conference keynote speaker announced: Frank Waln, Advocacy & Movement Building

At UNITY Midyear, we strive to provide specialized trainings for our Native youth network set forth by the National UNITY Council. The youth have spoken and the 2019 UNITY Midyear Conference will be focused on youth advocacy and creating community campaigns. And who better to kick off this weekend training than a movement builder himself, motivational speaker and award winning hip-hop artist, Frank Waln! Read More

Native youth Advocacy Action Plans developed at UNITY Midyear Conference

More than 250 youth and advisors engaged in four days of advocacy and action planning training during the 2018 UNITY Midyear Conference held recently in Tempe, Arizona. Trainers and peer leaders utilized a proven UNITY curriculum to challenge youth and advisors to come up with youth-led community service projects as a way to address social issues in their communities. UNITY’s National UNITY Council Executive Committee and UNITY Earth Ambassadors served as peer leaders who helped to facilitate sessions, serve as speakers and lead workshops.

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