Midwest Region

UNITY Regional Profile

The UNITY Midwest Region Represents Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, and Missouri. Our goal is to provide a voice for the youth of the Midwest and uphold UNITY’s mission of fostering the spiritual, mental, physical, and social development of American Indian and Alaska Native youth.

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Midwest Regional Representative: Angelina Serna

Angelina Serna is from the Turtle Mountain Chippewa and Oneida Nations. Ms. Serna is the Midwest Regional Representative to the National UNITY Executive Committee

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MIDWEST REGION

Angelina Serna, Midwest Regional Representative

National UNITY Council Executive Committee

Midwest@unityinc.org

 

Who is the Midwest Representative and how do I get in contact with them? 

Angelina Serna, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians/ Oneida Nation 

 

Email: midwest@unityinc.org or angelina.serna3@gmail.com 

Who does the UNITY Midwest Region Represent?

The UNITY Midwest Region Represents Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, and Missouri. Our goal is to provide a voice for the youth of the Midwest and uphold UNITY’s mission of fostering the spiritual, mental, physical, and social development of American Indian and Alaska Native youth. 

Biography of Midwest Regional Representative Angelina Serna 

 

Angelina is from the Turtle Mountain Chippewa and Oneida Nation. She is currently a Senior at Pritzker College Prep High School in Chicago, IL. Angelina, a student-athlete, is completing her 4th year as a Varsity starter for Volleyball, Soccer, and Cheerleading teams. She is the Lead tumbler for the Varsity Cheerleading Team, which won both the 2020 Noble Conference Championships and the 2020 Co-Ed Cheerleading Champions for Chicago Public Schools. While she takes athletics very seriously, she is also a dedicated student who has maintained 6 straight semesters of the High Honor Roll with a GPA of 4.1. 

Angelina is the President of Chicago’s Indigenous Tribal Youth (C.I.T.Y.) Council, who won Youth Council of the Year at the 2021 UNITY Conference in Dallas,Texas. She was also selected to be a member of the 2020 Class of Native Jump Start Program at the University of California-Berkeley and was also a participant in the 2020 World Affairs Youth Seminar at Auburn University. Currently, she is working with curators of the Chicago Field Museum where she will be featured in the Native American Hall on Chicago’s Indigenous Youth. Angelina just got accepted into the Dartmouth Indigenous Fly-In Program that will take place at Dartmouth College this fall. 

Angelina has been an active participant in the community by volunteering her time with the Pandemic Food Distribution, Senior Luncheons, fundraisers, and various community events. With high school coming to end in the next year she plans on attending a university to double major in International Relations and Government. Her hope is to return to the community to aid in shaping policy that impacts the urban Native community.

MIDWEST REGION

Angelina Serna, Midwest Regional Representative

midwest@unityinc.org

National UNITY Council Executive Committee

nucec@unityinc.org

Midwest Region Youth Councils

    1. Gun Lake Tribe Unity Council
    2. Nbiish Be Mwi Jwaang Youth Council
    3. Wabaan Ogimaawag Youth Council
    4. Pokagon Band Youth Council
    5. Anishinabe Nimmki Youth Council
    6. Native Nations Youth Jr. Council
    7. Native Nations Youth Sr. Council
    8. Malcolm Mavericks Tribal Youth Council
    9. Hannahville Youth Advisory Council
    10. Mnochege’ Huron Potawatomi UNITY Council
    11. Waaniniigaanzijig Youth Council
    12. Nswe Shkwade Youth Council
    13. Waganakising Eshkiniigijik UNITY Council
    14. Saginaw Chippewa Youth Council
    15. Anishinabe Youth Council
    16. Bahweting Anishinabek Youth Council
    17. Maawanji Idiwag Youth Council
    18. Anishinaabe Leaders of Tomorrow
    19. Upper Sioux YC-Pehijutazizi Youth Council
    20. Leech Lake Tribal Youth Council
    21. Mille Lacs Band Advisory Youth Council
    22. Red Lake Nation Youth Council
    23. Northland Community Schools
    24. Lower Sioux UNITY
    25. Ogitchidaa Oyate
    26. Bemidji High School
    27. Cedar Mountain UNITY
    28. Native Youth Coalition of Cass Lake
    29. Young Native Leaders
    30. Chicago Indian Tribal Youth
    31. Chi-Nations Youth Council
    32. Terra Rouge Unity Council (TRU)
    33. Lac Courte Oreilles Youth Council
    34. Nanda-Gikendan Youth Council
    35. Central WI Native American Youth Council
    36. Tomah Ho-Chunk Youth Council
    37. Forest County Potawatomie UNITY Youth Council
    38. Weshki Niigaanijig
    39. Bad River UNITY Youth Council
    40. On^yote?aka Youth Council
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