Co-Presidents

Chenoa Scippio, Co-President
Navajo & Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico
 

CONTACT:
Chenoa Scippio, Co-President
National UNITY Council Executive Committee
Email: fco-president@unityinc.org

Chenoa Scippio is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation and is also affiliated with the Pueblo of Santa Clara. She recently graduated from The University of New Mexico with degrees in Population Health and Native American Studies. She currently serves as the Female Co-President of the National UNITY Council Executive Committee. Chenoa is a member of the New Mexico Indigenous Youth Council, housed in the New Mexico State Indian Affairs Department. In this position, she hopes to be an advocate for her community at the state level. Chenoa is planning new mental/behavioral health programming with a focus on traditional    teachings, storytelling, songs, dances, and art as stress relief rather than substance and alcohol use. She has also recently accepted an invitation to join the newest cohort of Americans for Indian Opportunities (AIO) Ambassador program, an Indigenous values-based community capacity-building, leadership development initiative. Chenoas involvement with UNITY, New Mexico Indigenous Youth Council, and AIO will continue to develop her skills as a community organizer, and most importantly, as a voice for youth who have not found theirs yet.

Colby Whitethunder, Co-President
Alabama-Cooushatta, Texas
 

CONTACT:
Colby Whitethunder, Co-President
National UNITY Council Executive Committee
Email: mco-president@unityinc.org

Colby WhiteThunder is an enrolled member of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas, as well as the Omaha Tribe and comes from the Daddy Longlegs Clan. He is 24 years old, currently working as a Youth Aide/Advisor for his tribe’s youth council. He served as the UNITY Southern Plains Representative from 2019-2021. He currently serves as an Ambassador for the Tribal Youth Resource Center through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Something he would like to accomplish during this term would be bridging the gap  between the elders and youth to understand each other better.