UNITY Announces Conference Keynote Speakers

MESA, AZ – United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY) will feature special guest speakers at its National Conference, including actress Alaqua Cox and hip-hop artist Jaime Gomez, aka Taboo, of Black Eyed Peas. The National Conference will take place at the Portland Convention Center in Portland, OR, from June 29 to July 3, 2024.

“We are looking forward to yet another dynamic and engaging National Conference,” said Mary Kim Titla, UNITY Executive Director. “Each year, we look for speakers and panelists who can inspire our Native youth with the motivation and skills to help them become community leaders.”

Alaqua Cox is an up-and-coming actress known for her breakout role as Maya Lopez/Echo in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Taboo is a member of the Grammy Award-winning group Black Eyed Peas and an advocate for Indigenous rights and helping disadvantaged youth.

UNITY is also partnering with Nike, whose headquarters are in Beaverton, OR, for a special presentation and activity for Native youth participants.

The National Conference will engage more than 2,000 Native youth nationwide through workshops, breakout sessions, regional caucuses, career and education fairs, leadership development activities and cultural sharing.