Hall of Honor? Sounds good.
A committee that is comprised of representatives of the five federally recognized tribes from North Dakota has formed to select seven honorees to receive recognition for outstanding achievements in representing their tribes.
The selected recipients will have the honor of being the first to be recognized in the newly founded North Dakota Native American Hall of Honor.
This committee, located in the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum in Bismarck, will be conducting these selections annually. The awards will be granted to local tribal members who have gone the extra mile and who have become an example and an inspiration for others in their tribes. The program also recognizes traditional as well as contemporary achievements in the following four categories; Sports/Athletics, Culture/Arts, Veteran/Military, and Leadership.
A partnership of the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission, the State Historical Society of North Dakota, and the State Historical Society Foundation has made this endeavor possible.
The first inductees will include:
Robert Eaglestaff, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe – Sports/Athletics
Arnold Charging, Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation – Sports/Athletics
Anthony McDonald, Spirit Lake Nation – Culture/Arts
Nathan Good Iron, Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation-Standing Rock Sioux Tribe – Veteran/Military
Richard Marcellias, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa – Veteran/Military
Harriett Skye, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe – Leadership (My Tunwin)
Marcellus Red Tomahawk, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe – Leadership
Nominees can be living or in memoriam.
The ceremony will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, and will be part of the Tribal Leadership Summit and United Tribes International Powwow. Information and objects relating to each inductee will be featured in an annual exhibit at the State Museum.
For more information, view www.nd.gov/indianaffairs or call the ND Indian Affairs Commission, 701.328.2428.
We applaud all nominees and look forward to following this award in the future. To recognize our achievements is an important part of our renaissance.