United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc.
Rating: 5 stars 1 review
Issues: Children & Youth
Location: P.O. Box 25042 Oklahoma City OK 73125 USA
Mission: United National Indian Tribal Youth was founded in 1976 by J. R. Cook 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 involvement of its youth.
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UNITY has served many youth (14-24) throughout Indian Country. The leadership is through its 250+ youth groups that are affiliated with UNITY. Many of these young people have been highly successful in business, education,& politics. What I have personally observed is the sense of pride, trust, and hope that is instilled in the various youth councils. Not only have they learned more about their own culture and the culture of other tribes, they develop a spiritual connection that is highly honored by their tribal leadership, tribal elders and ancestors. All of this is accomplished through the individual tribal youth who are elected by their peers and given the leadership training by UNITY, Inc. J.R. Cook, the founder and CEO of UNITY, Inc. has dedicated his life to these efforts.
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