American Indian Achievement Awards

Banquet and Silent Auction

Saturday, November 18, 2017, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Governor’s Mansion, Nevada Room, Carson City, Nevada

 

The Nevada Indian Commission celebrates National American Indian Heritage Month by hosting the American Indian Achievement Awards Banquet and Silent Auction at the Governor’s Mansion in Carson City, Nevada. This spectacular annual event brings together all Nevadans to recognize the contributions of those in our communities who positively impact Nevada’s American Indians. All proceeds benefit the preservation of the historic Stewart Indian School.

CLICK HERE for the 2017 American Indian Achievement Awards Sponsorship
and Ticket Order Form


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CLICK HERE to download the 2017 AIAA Awards Nomination Form
Awards are based on the following criteria:

American Indian Community Leader of the Year
• Must have demonstrated leadership abilities
• Must be a positive role model
• Must have contributed to the advancement of American Indians in Nevada

American Indian Youth Ambassador of the Year
 Must be 18 years or younger
• Must be free from alcohol, tobacco and other drugs
• Must have demonstrated leadership abilities
• Must have demonstrated academic achievement in Nevada

American Indian Youth Services/Role Model of the Year
• Must have demonstrated leadership abilities
• Must be a positive role model to American Indian youth
• Must have contributed to or supported the advancement of American Indian youth in Nevada

Contributor/Supporter of the Year
• Must have contributed to or supported the advancement of American Indians in Nevada

 


Past Winners

American Indian
Community Leader
Youth Services/Role Model Youth Ambassador Contributor/Supporter
2016 Ralph Burns,
Robert James
and Johnnie Williams Jr.
 Patricia Williams
Hicks
 Sierra Reel  Scott Nebesky
2015  Joseph Holley  Saundra Mitrovich  Alexandria Williams  John Oceguera
2014  Aletha Tom  Paula Smith  Calista Cruz  Ben Rupert
2013  Arlan D. Melendez  Dr. Debra Harry  Jordan M. Williams  Paulette Cummin
2012  Wayne Burke  Harriet Allen  Dakota Watters  Flora Greene
2011  Wanda Batchelor  Sheryl Hicks  John Rupert  Hilman Tobey
2010  Mervin Wright Jr.  Lori Pasqua Ayden Moirnet Finau  JoAnne Peden

 

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