Bobbie Conner, Cayuse / Nez Pearce, and Ronda Rutledge, Cherokee, wrap 2023 Indigenous Leadership Award recipient Corine Pearce, Pomo, in a woolen blanket during an Award Ceremony held at the Redd. on Salmon Street.

2024 Indigenous Leadership Award Nominations

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We are pleased to announce 2024 Indigenous Leadership Award call for nominations is now open!

This Call for Nominations invites individuals, families, colleagues, tribes, First Nations, and Alaska Native villages and corporations to nominate Indigenous leaders making a difference in their community and beyond.

A total of $100,000 in unrestricted cash prizes will be announced in spring 2024. The number of awards will be determined by the ILA selection panel, which consists of past ILA recipients. The unrestricted nature of the monetary awards offers the awardees flexibility to advance their work.

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