Activities & More

Cultural Showcase- Thursday, July 9  | Post General Sessions

We want you to be part of the first ever virtual UNITY Cultural Exchange! The National UNITY Conference Talent Show is always a big hit every year and just because we’re going virtual this year doesn’t mean we can’t have a Cultural Exchange. We’re recruiting now for singers, dancers, storytellers, social teaching, and more! The only difference this year is you must videotape yourself doing your presentation for four minutes and then send the video to us! Have you always wanted to share a little bit of your culture? Now’s your chance!

CLICK HERE to sign-up for one of the 20 spots available in the Cultural Showcase!

Talent Showcase- Tuesday, July 14  |  10am PST

We want you to be part of the first ever virtual UNITY Talent Show! The National UNITY Conference Talent Show is always a big hit every year and just because we’re going virtual this year doesn’t mean we can’t have a Talent Show. We’re recruiting now for musicians, singers, dancers, spoken word artists, comedians, and more! The only difference this year is you must videotape yourself doing your talent for two minutes and then send the video to us! Have you always wanted to show off your unique talent? Now’s your chance!

CLICK HERE to sign-up now!

UNITY Fire

Please join us at the start of each live general session for the UNITY Fire.

Business Plan Competition

UNITY has partnered with The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) and the American Indigenous Business Leaders (AIBL) to conduct a business plan competition as part of the 2020 UNITY Virtual Conference. The competition was open to UNITY-affiliated youth councils or teams of individual UNITY youth members between the ages of 14 and 24. The deadline to submit is now closed. Winners will be announced on July 23 during the last day of the UNITY Virtual Conference.

Quarantine Dance Party for Native Youth - Thursday, July 23

UNITY is hosting a Quarantine Dance Party for Native Youth featuring emcee one! Everyone who submits a dance video will be put into a drawing for a $100 cash prize and UNITY swag. Videos will be shown on the last day of the UNITY Virtual Conference, July 23, 2020. Join the dance party!

CLICK HERE for more information and to sign-up.

UNITY Awards & Scholarships

Each year UNITY showcases the best in Indian Country through highlighting a few dedicated community members who embody the spirit of UNITY. Click the links below to find out more information on scholarships or to nominate a deserving Advisor and Alumni Today.

 

  • JR Cook Advisor of the Year - Effective and successful youth councils consistently have one key ingredient in common; an advisor who is involved, provides wise counsel and guidance, and is willing to work closely with youth council members as they make and carry out their decisions and related activities. Deadline to nominate is July 9, 2020.  CLICK HERE

 

  • Eddie Wadda Alumni of the Year - Do you know a UNITY alum who should be recognized for their outstanding achievement and contributions to the Native American community? UNITY is accepting nominations for its prestigious Eddie Wadda Alumni of the Year award. Deadline to nominate is July 9, 2020. CLICK HERE

 

  • Golda Cook Scholarships - UNITY has partnered with the American Indian Graduate Center to manage the Golda Cook Scholarships, in memory of our Founders late mother. The deadline for submissions is now closed.

 

  • UNITY Youth Council of the Year - Each year one Youth Council is chosen based on their community service efforts and impact. The winner is selected based on the information shared in the Annual Youth Council Report. The deadline to submit has passed.