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Instructions/requirements for submitting Nomination:
1. DEADLINE: NOMINATION APPLICATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY AVCP NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 (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 jsandrew@avcp.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.

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.

Education–This award recognizes an Alaska Native who has demonstrated strong commitment, competence and sen- sitivity in the education field, and whose accomplishments have improved educational opportunities for Alaska Natives.  Individuals nominated for this award may be involved in traditional education, preschool, elementary, secondary, or post-secondary education, the nominee can be cultural educators, parent committee members, school board members, administrators, teacher aides, or other education-related professionals, who have been a positive role model for the Alaska Native community.

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 con- tributions have benefited Native peoples throughout his/her life.

Health – Recognizes an Alaska Native who has demonstrated strong commitment, competence and sensitivity in the health fields, whose accomplishments have improved health care for Alaska Natives.  Nominees may be involved in the areas of health advocacy, program administration, and professional care and in the health professions.

Hunter/Fisher – Recognizes an Alaska Native who exemplifies and preserves the spirit of successful subsistence hunt- ing, trapping and sharing, and our way of life.  Nominees must acknowledge and ensure that the next generations of providers will carry on the traditions and customs in harmony and peace to sustain their extended families.

Youth Leadership –Recognizes an Alaska Native young person of high school age or students in college, who demon- strate leadership qualities.

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.

Small Business – Recognizes an Alaska Native business owner or manager who has demonstrated success in business as with a commitment to their community, which has improved economic opportunities for Alaska Natives.

Law Enforcement –This award recognizes an Alaska Native law enforcement officer federal, state or tribal who has shown outstanding dedication to the safety of the public in any location(s) within Alaska, often requiring heroic courage in the face of danger. Selection Criteria for President’s Awards — The Awards Nominees Must Be Living