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"Today’s Native Leaders" training for Native youth set for Spokane, Washington
August 14, 2015

August 14, 2015 – Mesa, AZ – Free leadership training for up to 120 American Indian youth is available on a first-come, first-serve basis from November 6-8, 2015 in Spokane, Washington. United National Indian Tribal Youth, also known as UNITY, in partnership with the Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is hosting the “Today’s Native Leaders” (TNL) youth leadership event at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park. 

This TNL training focuses on culturally relevant leadership development and will include:

  • Team building activities
  • Action planning & event promotion
  • Developing community service projects
  • How to create a UNITY youth council
  • Opportunity to present at a national conference
This training is sure to empower and motivate your youth! Partial lodging scholarships are also available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Youth trained through this initiative will have an opportunity to play leadership roles at the annual National UNITY Conference, set to take place in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in July of 2016.

For more information or an application for the November training in Spokane, Washington, please call Lynnann Yazzie at (480) 718-9793 or email her atl.yazzie@unityinc.org. For information about UNITY go to www.unityinc.org

Future Trainings
The TNL initiative will offer tribal youth leadership training in several sites over the next two years. Training sessions have been scheduled for Saint Paul, Minnesota (Spring 2016); Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Summer 2016); Palm Springs, California (Winter 2016); and Boston, Massachusetts (Spring 2017). These training sessions will expand the number of UNITY youth councils and youth-led community service projects.

About UNITY
Established 39 years ago, UNITY—United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc.—is a national organization promoting personal development, citizenship, and leadership among tribal youth. UNITY is composed of 155 affiliated youth councils in 35 states, sponsored by tribes, Alaska Native villages, high schools, colleges, and urban Native centers.
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