Youth UNITY Lock-In

Please click here to download the Packet and Forms needed for participation in the lock in.  


What is UNITY Council?

Created on May 19, 2016, the Gun Lake Tribe UNITY Council is a council composed of Tribal Youth and an Executive Board structured to focus on promoting personal development, citizenship and leadership among Native American youth.

Definition of UNITY

UNITY is a national network organization promoting personal development, citizenship and leadership among Native American youth.


Mission Statements

The Gun Lake Tribe UNITY Council shall be organized for the purpose of:

  • Providing a representative voice for Native youth over whom the Gun Lake Tribe may exercise governmental responsibilities;
  • Serving as a means of coordinating the actions of the Native youth, other Gun Lake Tribe community members and Gun Lake organizations and mobilizing them toward positive goals;
  • Promoting the development of future Tribal leaders;
  • Promoting and developing Pottawatomi culture, language, pride and identity;
  • Coordinating community service projects; 
  • Providing opportunities for Native youth to interact for fun and fellowship; and
  • Encouraging educational attainment.

UNITY Mission:

The UNITY Mission is 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 greater youth involvement.


Statistics of Current UNITY Council

2016: So far there are 31 youth signed up for the UNITY Council. 29 of those youth are Gun Lake Tribal Citizens. There are a total of 113 Gun Lake Citizens within the age range of 12-21. The Gun Lake Tribe's UNITY Council has reached 25.7% of the entire youth population, 25.7% of the youth in the five-county service area and 22.0% of the youth living outside of the service area.

2017: So far there are 38 youth signed up for the UNITY Council. 31 of those youth are Gun Lake Tribal Citizens. There are a total of 118 Gun Lake Citizens within the age range of 12-21 and 78 within the five-county service area. The Gun Lake Tribe UNITY Council has reached 26.3% of the entire youth population, 28.2% of the youth living in the five-county service area and 22.5% of the youth living outside of the service area.