2019 Midyear Conference keynote speaker announced: Frank Waln, Advocacy & Movement Building – UNITY, Inc.

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!

Frank Waln and The Sampson Brothers are the headline concert for Native American Heritage Month at Colorado State University. November 12, 2015

Frank Waln is an award winning Lakota Hip Hop artist, producer & audio engineer from the Rosebud Rez in South Dakota. A recipient of the Gates Millennium Scholarship, he attended Columbia College Chicago where he received a BA in Audio Arts and Acoustics. His awards include three Native American Music Awards, the 3Arts Grant for Chicago Artists and the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation 2018 National Artist Fellowship for Artistic Innovation. He has been featured in The Fader, Vibe, NPR, Paper Magazine, ESPN, and MTV’s Rebel Music. Frank Waln travels the world sharing his story through music and presentations focusing on healing and reconnecting to our roots.

Stay tuned for future announcements on other featured Keynote Speakers throughout the month of November. UNITY’s Midyear Conference is open to any Native youth (14-24 yrs old) and youth serving organizations who wish to attend the training. Registration is OPEN for the 2019 UNITY Midyear Conference set to take place February 15-18 at Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. Click Here to Catch the Early Bird Rates by Registering Today!