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.
2022 SPRING SOUTHEAST VIRTUAL MEET-UP
At the meet-ups, youth councils are invited to gather to grow relationships and work towards goals. These MeetUps will serve as a networking opportunity as well as a brainstorming session for how to address community challenges and needs. (And have fun!) Not only will this be a valuable networking opportunity for your Youth leaders to connect with the surrounding tribes, but we would also like your feedback.
NEXT Southeast Regional Native Youth Meet-Up:
- When: Wednesday, March 28, 2022, 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
- Hosted by Evynn Richardson, Southeast Region Representative
- Register in advance for this meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsdO2rpj0oGN3CueRQosHFCVdRe7zz4LgK
UNITY News: Southeast Updates
Southheast Regional Representative: Evynn Richardson
Evynn Richardson is an enrolled member of the Haliwa Saponi Tribe. Ms. Richardson is the Southeast Regional Representative to the National UNITY Executive Committee
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Evynn Richardson, Southeast Representative
National UNITY Council Executive Committee
You are welcomed here!
Nahą:pipi:Good day relatives! Here you will find information pertaining to the Southeastern region’s activities, events, and other vital information through current representative, Evynn Richardson, and other members of the National Unity Council Executive Committee.
Who does the Unity Southeastern region represent?
The Unity Southeastern region includes Alabama, Arkansa, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia!
What does the Southeastern regional representative do?
The Southeastern regional representative works to build connections among the states they represent and being the bridge between Unity and the region’s youth councils. It is the representatives job to help provide the resources and tools to Native youth in the region to build successful community ties and encourage individuals to be their best selves spiritually, mentally, physically, and socially.
How do I contact the Southeastern regional representative?
You can contact Evynn Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org 丨southeast@unityinc.org 丨(252)813-6968.
Biography of Evynn Richardson, Southeast Representative
Evynn Richardson, also called Ksé:hahiyé, is an enrolled member of the Haliwa-Saponi tribe of North Carolina and holds relations with the Nansemond tribe of Virginia. Evynn is the Southeastern representative for the National Unity Council Executive Committee and serves on various committees. Being an active member in her community, she has served on the Red Earth Youth Council as Vice President and has held various positions on the North Carolina Native American Youth Organization, including Co-President. Through these positions she has built many connections that have opened various opportunities for her, such as becoming an illustrator for the book, “It’s Homecoming Y’all: Nakoma’s Greatest Tradition.” This book project has allowed her to use her interest as a gateway to provide scholarships for Native Youth of North Carolina. Other projects Evynn has worked on include the Remembering Our Sisters Fellowship through the Center for Native American Youth to promote the Missing and MUrdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit movement through media. Being a full-time student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she hopes to pursue her interests of non-profit management and art to give back to her community in whatever capacity she can.
It is Evynn’s hope to continue to serve Native youth, especially in the Southeastern region, to build tribal connections, engage youth involvement, and inspire positive change in the areas that she represents.
Southeast Region Youth Councils
- Poarch Creek Youth Council
- Seminole Tribe Youth Council
- Yamassee Youth Council
- Tunica-Biloxi Youth Council
- Coushatta Tribe
- HUYGI Youth Coucil
- Sovereign Youth Council
- Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana
- Rising Sun Youth Group
- Chahta Alla Youth Council
- Eastern Band of Cherokee Youth Council
- Talented American Indian Leaders’ Student UNITY Council
- NC Native American Youth Organization (NCNAYO)
- Red Earth Youth Council
- Haliwa Saponi Tribal Youth Council
- Waccamaw Siouan Drum Circle Youth Council
- Cherokee Youth Council
- 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.”