Virtual Exhibit Hall
Organization: Bank of America
Organization Description: Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions and it is committed to helping its clients, customers and employees reach their goals. Of particular interest to UNITY Conference attendees will be 1- the Bank's Student Leaders Program which is a summer internship program for high school students across the country. Please visit bankofamerica.com/studentleaders for more information; 2- our online Financial Education resources at bettermoneyhabits.bankofamerica.com which has a wealth of resources covering topics such as Savings, Budgeting, and Financing College. And 3- The Bank has great resources for College internships and recruiting at campus.bankofamerica.com and careers for high school graduates and above at careers.bankofamerica.com .
New York, NY and country-wide
Organization: Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
As UNITY’s Midwest Representative, I believe that youth voice is needed across all levels of leadership. I believe that youth from across the Midwest have a right to have access to basic tool kits, to write and pass legislation in their communities which show the power and importance of youth in the policy. With UNITY’s national platform I would also like to unite the Midwest Youth to form a regional Conference which will be free to all youth to attend (which would include housing, transportation, and meals), to strengthen our relationships with one another. As your representative, I promise to not fight for you but with you for visibility, funding, and the respect many youths aren’t given because of the basis of their age.Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Organization Description: A diverse and multifaceted cultural and educational enterprise, the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is an active and visible component of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum complex. The NMAI cares for one of the world's most expansive collections of Native artifacts, including objects, photographs, archives, and media covering the entire Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego.
The National Museum of the American Indian operates three facilities. The museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., offers exhibition galleries and spaces for performances, lectures and symposia, research, and education. The George Gustav Heye Center (GGHC) in New York City houses exhibitions, research, educational activities, and performing arts programs. The Cultural Resources Center (CRC) in Suitland, Maryland, houses the museum's collections as well as the conservation, repatriation, and digital imaging programs, and research facilities. The NMAI's off-site outreach efforts, often referred to as the "fourth museum," include websites, traveling exhibitions, and community programs.
Since the passage of its enabling legislation in 1989 (amended in 1996), the NMAI has been steadfastly committed to bringing Native voices to what the museum writes and presents, whether on-site at one of the three NMAI venues, through the museum's publications, or via the Internet. The NMAI is also dedicated to acting as a resource for the hemisphere's Native communities and to serving the greater public as an honest and thoughtful conduit to Native cultures-present and past-in all their richness, depth, and diversity.
Visit https://americanindian.si.edu/ for more information.
Organization: American Indian Graduate Center
Organization Description: American Indian Graduate Center and American Indian Graduate Center Scholars are the largest scholarship providers to American Indian and Alaska Native students in the U.S. We award $15 million annually to deserving students and have awarded over $200 million since inception. We are proud to empower tribal students from over 500 tribes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Organization: California Indian Nations College
Organization Description: The California Indian Nations College offers a culturally-responsive academic curriculum rooted in Native American values and provides personalized support to advance the success of Native and non-Native students.
The California Indian Nations College will empower students to advance Native American cultures, languages, and sovereignties to promote vibrant Native, local and global communities.
Enroll now!! Our Fall courses begin August 31, 2020. Please register online at https://cincollege.org/. You can email us for more information at email@example.com.
Palm Desert, CA
Organization: Dartmouth College
Organization Description: One of the ten oldest schools in the U.S., Dartmouth College was founded in 1769, "for the education and instruction of youth of the Indian tribes in this land... and any others." Located on unceded, ancestral Abenaki territory, Dartmouth College recommitted to this mission in 1970 & has since been one of the leading private universities for Native/Indigenous students. Located in Hanover, New Hampshire, Dartmouth is the smallest of the Ivy League schools with approximately 4,200 undergraduates. Consistently ranked among the top five schools in the country for the quality of undergraduate teaching, students come to Dartmouth to have access to small class sizes, a broad and deep liberal arts curriculum, a flexible academic calendar & a high level of collaboration with our world-class faculty. There are over 50 majors available - including a full Native Studies Program - & close to half of Dartmouth students will create their own major or minor. Dartmouth is also ranked one of the top ten schools in the country for study abroad opportunities, with over 60 standing programs to choose from. At Dartmouth, outreach to Native American, Native Hawaiian, Alaska Native and, increasingly, international Indigenous youth, their communities & their families is an institutional priority.
Organization: Grand Canyon University
Learn how you can earn your degree at our ground campus or online from GCU, an accredited university. At GCU, you will find everything you need to enjoy a full college experience, from NCAA Division 1 athletics to suit-style residence halls, popular dining options, fun events and student clubs and organizations. Traditional, online and evening students are equally valued members of our community and receive full access to GCU''s campus resources and events.
GCU online programs are 100% online, taking one course at a time, with the benefit of full time funding.
We have a tribal division in place to connect you with resources and funding and offer support from enrollment through graduation.
My goal is to help you make an informed choice, support you through the enrollment process and shake your hand at graduation!
Call me! I look forward to helping you reach your academic goals!
Organization: Northern Arizona University
Northern Arizona University (NAU) sits at the base of the San Francisco Peaks, on homelands sacred to Native Americans throughout the region. We honor their past, present, and future generations, who have lived here millennia and will forever call this place home. NAU is located at 7,000 feet in Flagstaff, Arizona. Flagstaff is recognized as the #1 best college town in AZ (AIER 2017 College Destinations Index), the #5 best college for mountain biking (SingleTracks.com) and is the world's first international Dark Sky City. NAU's campus is a 1½ mile long and ½ a mile wide with about 22,000 undergraduate students. NAU is built on a student-first foundation-this was true when we opened our doors 120 years ago, and it's true now. The traditions and values of our past inform the innovations that help us shape the future.
Our campus life is diverse and our students hail from all 50 states. The NAU community includes 100+ tribes represented on campus, 46% first-generation students and both a Native American Cultural Center and an Office of Inclusion: Multicultural & LGBTQIA+ Student Services. The Native American Cultural Center serves as a home away from home to many Native American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian and all Indigenous-identifying students. This Center also houses the Office of Indigenous Student Success' bridge summer program, peer mentor support and connections to campus resources. NAU also has over 400 clubs and organizations for you to choose from and get involved with during your time as a student.
With nearly 100 undergraduate, 75+ graduate and accelerated degree programs available, NAU has plenty of opportunities for you to achieve academic success. Our average class size is 31 students per class, and our student to faculty ratio is 19:1. While some of our most popular programs include: Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Psychological Sciences, Nursing, Hotel and Restaurant Management and Education, we invite you to visit our webpage to learn more about your desired program.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about Northern Arizona University! Please visit nau.edu/virtual to sign up for an admissions presentation, participate in a virtual tour of campus, and learn more about our academic programs, campus community and involvement opportunities.
Organization: San Diego State University
Organization Description: SDSU Tribal Liaison
The Tribal Liaison envisions compassionate, thriving and resilient sovereign nations and communities, preserving Indigenous languages and cultural knowledge programs, advancing Indigenous educational pathways, and enhancing relations between university, tribal, and non-tribal communities.
The Tribal Liaison is dedicated to foster collaborative partnerships, provide Kumeyaay education and recognition, and promote the well-being and success of Indigenous students, faculty, and alumni by nurturing a diverse and inclusive culturally-responsive and belonging environment.
San Diego, CA
Organization: Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Organization Description: The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is one of the nation's top journalism schools and is home to Arizona PBS, the largest media outlet operated by a journalism school in the world. Students receive hands-on experiences in Cronkite News, a multiplatform daily news operation with bureaus in Phoenix, Washington and Los Angeles. With professional programs in digital media, public affairs reporting, broadcast news, digital innovation, public relations, sports reporting, Spanish-language news and more, Cronkite offers a real-world education for the digital media world of today and tomorrow.
Other: National Native American Non-Profit Organization
Organization: Association on American Indian Affairs
The Association on American Indian Affairs is the oldest non-profit serving Indian Country protecting sovereignty, preserving culture, educating youth and building capacity. The Association was formed in 1922 to change the destructive path of federal policy from assimilation, termination and allotment, to sovereignty, self-determination and self-sufficiency. Throughout its 98-year history, the Association has provided national advocacy on watershed issues that support sovereignty and culture, while working at a grassroots level with Tribes to support the implementation of programs that affect real lives on the ground.
The vision of the Association is to create a world where diverse Native American cultures and values are lived, protected and respected.
The mission of the Association is to lead the grassroots fight to protect Native American Cultural Sovereignty.
The Association's goals are to protect sovereignty, preserve culture, educate youth and build capacity.
Other: Service Learning Experience with Benefits
Organization: AmeriCorps VISTA
Organization Description: AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members support community efforts to overcome poverty. VISTA members support antipoverty missions across the nation, in many ways such as organizational development, grant writing, and volunteer recruitment.
You choose from a variety of projects led by local nonprofits, city and county governments, or Native American tribes. For one year, you could:
• Expand STEM and literacy programs for under-resourced public schools
• Develop job training programs for adults experiencing homelessness
• Build partnerships with recovery centers and law enforcement to prevent opioid misuse
• Recruit volunteers to assist seniors living independently
• Increase food security and sovereignty on Native reservations
• And much more
Other: National Non-Profit
Organization: Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. The Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The Awards give students opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships. Students across America submitted nearly 320,000 original works this year in 29 different categories of art and writing.
Through the Scholastic Awards, teens in grades 7–12 (ages 13 and up) from public, private, or home schools can apply in 29 categories of art and writing for their chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited and published. Beyond the Awards, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers produces a number of programs to support creative students and their educators, including the Art.Write.Now.Tour, the National Student Poets Program, the Scholastic Awards Summer Workshops and Scholastic Awards Summer Scholarships programs, the GOLDEN Educators Residency, and much more.