2,000 attendees, Native youth, prepare for 42nd Annual National UNITY Conference
ICT editorial team
United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY).
The United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY). UNITY is a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization that promotes personal development, citizenship, and leadership among American Indian and Alaska Native youth between the ages of 14 to 24. Established in 1976, UNITY is one of the largest and oldest American Indian youth leadership networks in North America, UNITY has more than 220 affiliated youth councils in 36 states. Youth councils are sponsored by tribes, Alaska Native villages, high schools, colleges and other community organizations.
42nd Annual National UNITY Conference. More than 2,000 Native American youth and advisors from urban and rural tribal communities throughout the United States converge in San Diego for annual leadership development experience.
UNITY's Mission is to foster the spiritual, mental, physical, and social development of American Indian and Alaska Native youth and to help build a strong, unified, and self- reliant Native America through greater youth involvement.
Town & Country San Diego
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108
Engage and develop leadership and community building through peer-led activities and training, workshops, and motivational content. A variety of topics addressed by youth, their advisors, and guest speakers and presenters, will include cultural and language preservation, education, entrepreneurship, and leadership principles. In addition, challenges surrounding the epidemics Native youth face in their communities, such as suicide, drug and alcohol abuse, bullying, and environmental concerns, are also prominent subjects with solution finding dialogue and action planning.
Featured guest speakers include: Brooke Simpson (Haliwa-Saponi), a finalist on NBC's singing competition The Voice, Native American dancer and singer Supaman (Apsaalooke), renowned photographer Matika Wilbur (Swinomish/Tulalip), a special panel on youth entrepreneurship led by Nike N7's Sam McCracken (Sioux and Assiniboine), professional lacrosse athletes Lyle Thompson (Onondaga) and Jeremy Thompson (Onondaga), Bellator MMA women's flyweight world champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (Hawaiian), and American Ninja Warrior contestant Abram Benally (Navajo).
MEDIA CREDENTIAL REQUEST - 2018 NATIONAL UNITY CONFERENCE
Please complete the form for your media credential request 24 hours prior to the day you would like to cover. Media credentials allow you access to one day of conference activity. Media credentials DO NOT include a seat at the National UNITY Gala dinner. If your request is denied, you will be notified. Otherwise, please proceed to the registration desk on the day of your requested coverage. If you will provide coverage via social media, please include the hashtags: #UNITYSD2018 #UNITYinc76 #ChangingLIvesSince1976 Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org