Sponsors line up to support the National UNITY Conference
Tribes, foundations, businesses and individuals have made commitments to support the National UNITY Conference to be held July 10-14, 2015 in Washington, DC. More than 1,200 Native American youth from across Indian Country are expected to gather in our nation’s capital to participate in the annual conference taking place at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel.
Significant sponsorship commitments have been received from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Ak-Chin Indian Community, Bank of America. Ft. McDowell Yavapai Nation, NBC Comcast and the San Carlos Apache Tribe. Other sponsors include the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Apache Gold Casino, BMM Test Labs, National Education Association, Native Air Ambulance, Spokane Tribe of Indians, Suquamish Indian Tribe, Yavapai Apache Nation, Chickasaw Nation, Cow Creek of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Tonto Apache Tribe and Glenn and Jan English.
“UNITY is so excited to see all the support coming in. The funding allows UNITY to plan for a memorable event with the goal of empowering youth to take charge of their lives and take charge of their communities,” said Mary Kim Titla, San Carlos Apache, UNITY Executive Director.
For 39 years the National UNITY Conference has brought Native Youth Leaders to cities all across the United States to participate in a drug and alcohol free setting. The youth led five-day conference will have a packed agenda including motivational messages, team-building exercises, health and fitness activities, cultural exchange, workshops, banquet, and a closing commitment ceremony.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available. More information about these opportunities is available HERE. Please check UNITY’s website for updates regarding scholarships, Earth Ambassadors Program, J.R. Cook Advisor of the Year Award, Eddie Wadda Alumni of the Year Award, and youth elections for the National UNITY Council at www.unityinc.org.
UNITY is a national organization that promotes personal development, citizenship, and leadership among American Indian and Alaska Native youth between the ages of 14 to 24. With one of the largest and oldest American Indian youth leadership networks in North America, UNITY has 155 affiliated youth councils in 35 states. Youth councils are sponsored by tribes, Alaska Native villages, high schools, colleges and other community organizations.