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Southeast Region

UNITY Regional Profile

The Southeast Region consists of geographical areas and the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, West Virginia and Virginia . The Western region has 20 affiliated youth councils in 12 states within the UNITY Network.


UNITY News: Southeast Updates

Southheast Regional Representative: Thorn Grove

Thorn Grove – UNITY Southeast Area Representative/Secretary

Tribes: Onk Akimel O’odham/Tuscarora

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Thorn is of the Onk Akimel O’odham and Tuscarora  Nations and resides in Garner, North Carolina. He is of the buzzard clan, an avid hunter, and a student of mixed martial arts. Thorn was accepted into the College of  Engineering at North Carolina State University where he plans to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. Grounded in his culture and with support from his family, friends, youth advisors, and community; he is eager to connect with indigenous youth across Indian Country. Through his service as the Southeast Area Representative, he strives to build  relations and to incorporate all Indigenous youth within the Southeast. 


Thorn Grove, Southeast Regional Representative

National UNITY Council Executive Committee

Southeast Region Youth Councils

  1. Poarch Creek Youth Council
  2. Seminole Tribe Youth Council
  3. Yamassee Youth Council
  4. Tunica-Biloxi Youth Council
  5. Coushatta Tribe
  6. HUYGI Youth Coucil
  7. Sovereign Youth Council
  8. Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana
  9. Rising Sun Youth Group
  10. Chahta Alla Youth Council
  11. Eastern Band of Cherokee Youth Council
  12. Talented American Indian Leaders’ Student UNITY Council
  13. NC Native American Youth Organization (NCNAYO)
  14. Red Earth Youth Council
  15. Haliwa Saponi Tribal Youth Council
  16. Waccamaw Siouan Drum Circle Youth Council
  17. Cherokee Youth Council
  18. NASA – Native American Student Association

“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.”