Every year, AVCP recognizes outstanding individuals from within our region with the AVCP President’s Award. The awards will be distributed at the annual AVCP Convention and the awarded will be forwarded for a chance to win an AFN Award. Please help AVCP tribal members get the recognition they deserve. If you think of anyone that meet the criteria listed below, complete the attached form and turn in by July 14, 2017. Quyana!
Selection Criteria for President’s Awards – The Awards Nominees Must Be Living
Culture Bearer – Recognizes an Alaska Native who demonstrates strong involvement in the arts. Individuals nominated for this award may be involved in theater, music, dance, painting, sculpture, and storytelling. This award can also recognize an artist, an arts administrator, or a preserver of Native culture.
Healing Hands –This award recognizes an Alaska Native who has demonstrated strong commitment, competence and sensitivity as a tribal healer or health care provider whose accomplishments have most directly affected Native people in their home communities.
Elder of the Year – Recognizes an Alaska Native Elder who exemplifies the highest of values and qualities important to Native people. This individual is recognized as a leader, an educator and preserver of the Native culture whose contributions have benefited Native peoples throughout his/her life.
Parent(s) of the Year – Recognizes Alaska Native parents who exhibit many of the qualities and values important to the continued physical, social and cultural survival of Native people. These values may include sharing and teaching of Native culture, love of children, respect for Elders, spirituality, cooperation, and responsibility and involvement in the community.
Public Service – Recognizes an Alaska Native who has demonstrated dedication, competence and sensitivity in the area of public service. This award recognizes individuals who have promoted and assisted in the development of their community, or whose accomplishments and leadership qualities have most directly affected and benefited Native peoples.
Instructions/requirements for submitting Nomination:
1. Deadline: Nomination application must be received by AVCP no later than July 14, 2017 (Friday) by 4pm.
2. Submit typed or printed Form ONLY (by email, mail or fax). Must provide full-color photograph of Nominee in: jpeg file type with 200 dpi by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. You may provide letters of support but is not necessary for submitting the nomination.
4. All information will be used at AVCP’s discretion and will not be returned.
5. All nominees submitted to AVCP may be considered for the annual AFN President’s Awards at the discretion of AVCP.
If mailing, faxing, or emailing your Form(s), please send to:
ATTN: Mary Kay Henry
AVCP PRESIDENT’S AWARDS
PO Box 219
Bethel, AK 99559
For questions, please call the AVCP Office at 907-543-7300.
Information courtesy of AVCP.org.