Rocky Mountain Region
UNITY Regional Profile
The Rocky Mountain Region consists of geographical areas and the states of Montana and Wyoming. The Rocky Mountain region has 12 affiliated youth councils in 2 states within the UNITY Network.
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Rocky Mountain Regional Representative: Watson Whitford
Watson Whitford is an enrolled member of the Diné (Navajo) and Chippewa Cree Nations. Mr. Whitford is the Rocky Mountain Regional Representative to the National UNITY Executive Committee.
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Welcome to the Rocky Mountain Regional UNITY Page. Watson Whitford represents both Montana and Wyoming through the UNITY organization. gatherings.
Montana resides of twelve Native American tribes, whereas in Wyoming there are eleven tribes though only two remain today. The Shoshone and Arapaho, who now resides on the Wind River Reservation.
Biography of Watson Whitford, Rocky Mountain Regional Representative
Watson Whitford “Wapanatak” (Morning Star) comes from the Dine (Navajo) and Chippewa Cree Nations. Whitford is the newly elected Rocky Mountain Region Representative, representing both Montana and Wyoming for United National Indian Tribal Youth. Whitford currently attends the Navajo Preparatory School in Farmington, New Mexico as a Senior (Grade 12). He is very passionate about continuing the sacred ways of his ancestors through ceremony, songs, and teachings, but also wants to have a strong educational background. He encourages all indigenous youth to discover themselves through their language and culture and to become successful in this modern world. In addition, Watson served as an UNITY Earth Ambassador 2021-22.
Rocky Mountain Region Youth Councils
- Fort Peck Assiniboine Soiux Nakona Dakota Oyate Youth Council
- All Nations Youth Council
- Aak Bacheeitchileewioosh Crow Tribal Youth Council
- Northern Cheyenne UNITY
- Nḱʷucin One Voice UNITY Council
- Great Falls All Nations UNITY Youth Council
- Pryor UNITY Youth Council
- YO YO SCUT
- Fort Belknap Youth Council
- Wind River UNITY Council
- Cheyenne Inter Tribal Youth Council
“Being here with UNITY is such a great experience. You get to meet so many new people and learn more about different tribes and their cultures.””
“The gathering, the sharing of cultures, the UNITY of our people!”
“Our YOUTH is the future!”
“It’s the best place to be open about what you think and what you want to do for your school or community. They make you feel like family and welcome you openly.”
“Great organization that allows empowerment for the Native youth to excel in leadership skills, networking opportunity, and early professional growth.”
“Awesome for youth group & leadership.”