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25 Under 25 At 2018 ILEAD Youth Summit

UNITY 25 Under 25 Awardees took the annual ILEAD Youth Summit 2018 by storm! The event, recently held at the University of Montana, in Missoula, Montana, was sponsored by the U.S. Administration for Native Americans’ (ANA) new Native Youth Initiatives for Leadership, Empowerment, and Development (ILEAD), the Summit drew more than 100 Native youths from 13 tribal and island nations.” Read More

UNITY Leaders Attend Wind River Youth Celebration

UNITY 25 Under 25 awardee Jazmine Wildcat, 14, Northern Arapaho, Wyoming reflects on her experience at the annual youth celebration on August 2nd at the Wind River Hotel and Casino. For over ten years, the Northern Arapaho Tribe has given thousands of backpacks filled with school supplies to students who attend their free carnival. All Fremont County K-12 are invited to attend where other activities included a free barbecue, inflatable bounce houses and special guests Chance Rush and Emcee One.

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Table Mountain Rancheria Community All In!

UNITY shouts out a “Big Thank You” to Chairwoman Leanne Walker-Grant from Table Mountain Rancheria. She had the winning bid for a limited edition J.R. Cook Founders UNITY Pendleton Blanket. The live auction was held at the Celebration Award Banquet the last evening of the 2018 National UNITY Conference in San Diego, California.
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Growth leads to office move


UNITY staff is welcomed by NCAIED team.

UNITY headquarters now in NCAIED building

The United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY) is pleased to announce it has moved its corporate headquarters to the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s (NCAIED) building in Mesa, Arizona; accommodating UNITY’s recent rapid growth. UNITY and NCAIED are among Indian Country’s long-standing 501(c)3 organizations, each providing service to its valued clients for more than 40 years. Read More

UNITY Celebrates its Birthday with Birthday Bash

UNITY celebrated its 41st birthday last week at its headquarters in downtown Mesa, Arizona with a Birthday Bash drawing about 60 Native youth and advisors. Josiah Lester, Navajo, of the FINAL Youth Council, and Ramon Littleman, aka “Moonie,” both served as Co-Masters of Ceremonies.
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Pay Your Affiliation Fees Now and Receive a Discount!

Every year UNITY affiliated youth councils are asked to pay their affiliation fees prior to the National UNITY Conference, which allows for youth councils to participate in the National UNITY Council business meeting and elections. The National UNITY Council (NUC) was first established in 1992 in S. Paul, Minnesota. The membership fee was set at $25.00 and as of last year, had not changed in the last 24 years. Recently the fee was increased to $100.00. However, all youth councils may receive a $25.00 discount if the affiliation fee is paid by April 30. Read More

Our Wish List

present-clip-art-free-vector-in-open-office-drawing-svgLike many non-profits, UNITY relies heavily on financial support to further its mission of advancing and supporting Native youth leadership development across the country. Throughout the year, UNITY requests financial assistance by way of sponsorship proposals, applying for grants, special event fundraising, and more. This year, we were asked the question, “Besides cash donations, what is on UNITY’s Wish List that one might be able to donate as an in-kind gift?” We pondered the question for half a second (because we already knew where we could use the assistance!), and we rattled off a list. We decided to share our list with you, in hopes that you or your organization/corporation (or even someone you might know) can help!

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Celebration of Life Gathering Raises Suicide Prevention Awareness

14322745_10154136510938051_8677260070870160645_nOn Saturday, September 17, 2016, more than two dozen Native youth and adults gathered at Tohono O’odham Nation in Sells, Arizona, for a special evening of celebrating life. The Celebration of Life Suicide Prevention and Awareness Event was led by UNITY youth leader Julian Juan (Tohono O’odham), and highlighted UNITY Executive Committee Male Co-President, Hamilton Seymour (Nooksack Indian Tribe & Chemanius First Nation), as well as the UNITY fire and a remembrance walk. Read More