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Honoring Nations :: Awards Ceremony/Symposium

Awards Ceremony and Symposium

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Since 1998, Honoring Nations has recognized 102 exemplary tribal government programs, practices, and initiatives from over 70 tribal Nations and held four major symposia on good tribal governance. Award-winning programs serve as important sources of knowledge and inspiration that are drawn upon throughout Indian Country and far beyond.

Honoring Nations Awards 2010

On November 16, 2010, Honoring Nations finalists will gather in Albuquerque, New Mexico for the final round of evaluations held in conjunction with the annual session of the National Congress of American Indians. Finalists will be asked to make a 10-minute presentation to the Honoring Nations Board of Governors and the public. The Board will then deliberate and select High Honors and Honors recipients. High Honors will receive a $20,000 award and Honors will receive $10,000 award to share their success story with others. Awards will be announced and all programs celebrated at an honoring ceremony that night.

The 2010 Finalist Presentations will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Nov. 16, at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque Pavilion. Honorees will be announced and awarded at the Honoring Ceremony and Reception, from 7-10 p.m. the same evening, at the same location.

The events are free and open to the public.

Honoring Nations Symposium 2011

Honoring Nations honorees from all years are invited to gather at Harvard University for the Honoring Nations Symposium, Learning From Each Other: Improving Tribal Government Performance. The symposium brings together more than 100 Native leaders, representing both members of the Honoring Nations family and others seeking to learn from honorees’ success stories. The Symposium is an expected “high point” in and for Indian Country, allowing serious individuals a forum for focused learning and discussion of the challenges of effective self-government. Video from past symposia are available on Arizona Native Net.

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