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All-Star Line-Up Announced for UNITY Midyear

2016 UNITY Midyear Conference

Midyear Conf All-StarsUNITY has announced its all-star line-up of featured speakers and trainers for the 2016 UNITY Midyear Conference! Some of the top presenters and speakers in Indian country are ready to deliver and share impactful and memorable messages for attendees.

Don’t miss out on what will be one of UNITY’s best Midyear Conferences to date! See you there!


2016 UNITY Midyear Conference

Online Registration and Room Reservations

Host HotelThe 2016 UNITY Midyear Conference will take place February 12-15, 2016 at the Phoenix Marriott Mesa in Mesa, Arizona. Early-bird registration is now $175 through December 1.

UNITY’s Midyear Conference host hotel, Phoenix Marriott Mesa, is now taking reservations at a special rate of $159. The special room rates are available for a limited time, attendees are encouraged to reserve early.

Online Registration for the 2016 Midyear Conference Is Now Available

Midyear ConferenceThe 2016 UNITY Midyear Conference will take place February 12-15, 2016 in Mesa, Arizona.

The event promotes a program focused on youth leadership development, training for youth leader advisors, networking, and cultural exchange. Additionally, participating youth will discuss content and help plan the 40th Anniversary National UNITY Conference.

2016 UNITY Midyear Conference Announced

Midyear Conference

UNITY has announced the dates and location for its 2016 UNITY Midyear Conference. The event, which gathers more than 300 Native youth and advisors from across the country, will take place February 12 -15, 2016 at the Phoenix Marriott Mesa in Mesa, Arizona. The event promotes a program focused on youth leadership development, training for youth leader advisors, networking, and cultural exchange.

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More than 200 Native Youth Tackle Tribal Issues at UNITY Midyear Conference in Washington, DC

Native Youth at Midyear ConferenceMesa, AZ—American Indian youth and their advisors from tribes across the nation addressed issues such as suicide and climate change at the UNITY Midyear Conference last week in Washington, DC.  United National Indian Tribal Youth, also known as UNITY, hosted the annual youth leadership event at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City.

One powerful session included the passage of a resolution by members of the National UNITY Council to address suicide. The most recent statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention state that American Indians and Alaskan Natives have the highest rate, more than double, of suicides among 10-24 year olds based on race/ethnicity and sex in the United States.

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UNITY Midyear Conference Agenda Is Available

The Midyear Conference agenda is attached. This is the final version and supercedes all previous drafts.

UNITY Youth Leaders Prepare to Gather in Washington, DC

Annual UNITY Midyear Conference to take place February 11-15, 2015

UNITYMidyear2015Mesa, AZ—Nearly 200 Native American youth and advisors from across the country, representing tribal communities and youth councils, will gather for a week-long youth leadership conference in Washington DC. The United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY, Inc.) will host its annual midyear conference, with programming focused on youth leadership development, training for youth leader advisors, networking, and cultural exchange.

The event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City from February 11 – 15, 2015. Agenda highlights include a visit to Capitol Hill where youth councils will visit with representatives from congress, youth forums and exclusive dialogue with invited guests from the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and youth council presentations and sharing of community service projects.

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Invitation to Attend Midyear Conference Cutural Event

Cultural Event FlyerA cultural event is scheduled for Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm during the UNITY Midyear Conference. The activities will take place in Regency Rooms E & F at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City hotel.

The event, which is open to the public, will feature Southern and Eastern Tribes.

A flyer with the relevant information is attached.

Midyear Conference Frequently Asked Questions

The attached document contains answers to the most frequently asked questions concerning the 2015 UNITY Midyear Conference. If you have a question not addressed, please contact the UNITY staff at (480) 718-9793.

Planning to Meet Members of Your Congressional Delegation

The UNITY Midyear agenda has designated Thursday morning for Capitol Hill visits. Schedule your meetings for Thursday morning, February 12th. Make the most of this opportunity for your Youth Council to sit down face-to-face with decision-makers to convey your thoughts on issues.

The attached document entitled, “Plan Your Congressional Visits,” is provided to give guidance as you schedule and meet with members of your congressional delegation.