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:


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

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

Phone: 907-543-7300

Fax: 907-543-3369


For questions, please call the AVCP Office at 907-543-7300.


Click link below to view form:

2017 AVCP Awards Nomination Form