Selection Criteria for AVCP 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 AUGUST 4, 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 email@example.com
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
PO Box 219
Bethel, AK 99559
For questions, please call the AVCP Office at 907-543-7300.
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