Bank of America Celebrates Native American Community Partnerships
UNITY staff were guests at the recent annual Native American Heritage Month Celebration hosted by the Bank of America Native American Professional Network (NAPN). The event took place at the Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center where everyone was welcomed and seated by the NAPN members. The event started with the American Legion Ira H. Hayes Post 84 Color Guard followed by prayer and guest speakers who educated and inspired the audience with positive messages. NAPN has been a great supporter of UNITY conferences over the past several years, including sending numerous volunteers to support registration and check-in.
A delicious traditional luncheon was prepared by Yazzie the Chef, a.k.a. Brian Yazzie. He presented a stew featuring the Three Sisters; corn, squash and beans; among side dishes of cornbread with prickly pear sauce, roasted turkey and an iced sage tea.
Guitarist and singer, Tina Estes, performed during the meal, followed by UNITY #BeAHERO campaign, Diondria “Maggie” Pilger, Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community member shared a message and performed a traditional O’odham dance. The colors were retired to end a wonderful celebration.
A slideshow ran during the entire event that featured NPAN’s great work in communities throughout the nation and locally; to include many pictures of their service for UNITY. They have volunteered at the APS Light Parade and both Midyear and National Conferences.
Bank of America is a faithful partner of UNITY by their yearly financial support, facilitating workshop presentations focused on financial literacy and career paths and dedicated hard working volunteers.UNITY truly appreciates the relationship with the Bank of America Native American Professional Network.
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