Don't forget to schedule Capitol Hill visits. Indian Country has major priorities to advance during this Session of Congress. It is important for our membership to meet with their representatives, both new and returning members, to continue educating them on issues and making them strong advocates for Indian Country.
If you wish to meet with your representatives in either the House of Representatives or Senate, please submit your meeting request in writing to the representative's office and follow-up to ensure your request was received.
To find your House Representative, please click here.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Presidential Ballroom, Capital Hilton
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Click here to register and purchase Leadership Award Ceremony tickets.
To purchase Leadership Award Ceremony tickets only, contact Keona Royal at 202-466-7767 ext. 238
Congressional Leadership Award – This award is to recognize those individuals who are elected to the United States Congress who have demonstrated leadership and are champions on issues important to tribal nations.
Public Sector Leadership Award – This award is to recognize partners outside of the governmental sector and outside of Indian Country who work for the advancement of tribal issues and who support Native causes.
Governmental Leadership Award – This award is to recognize partners in government service who are critical to tribal issues and who serve as champions in their institutions.
Native American Leadership Award – This award recognizes a Native individual who has helped transform Indian Country through their efforts and long term commitment and whose leadership and work benefits and influences at the national level.
Special Recognition Award – This occasional award recognizes significant lifetime achievement on behalf of Indian Country.
U.S. Representative Ken Calvert
Robert D. Manfred, Jr.
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
U.S. Senator Jerry Moran
Google American Indian Network
VAWA Pilot Tribes
2018 Special Recognition
U.S. Representative Tom Cole
Chairman David Archambault, II
2017 Special Recognition
U.S. Representative Betty McCollum
2016 Special Recognition
Sherry Salway Black
U.S. Representative Devin Nunes
2015 Special Recognition
National Criminal Justice Association
U.S Senator Mike Crapo
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
2014 Special Recognition
Chairman Earl Barbary
U.S. Senator Patty Murray
The National Taskforce to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women
Administrator W. Craig Fugate
U.S. Congressman Don Young
Washington Interships for Native Students Programs
Dr. Eddie F. Brown
Assistant Secretary for Indians Affairs Larry Echo Hawk
U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Billy Frank, Jr.
Associate Attorney General Thomas J. Perrelli
2011 Special Recognition
Wilma Pearl Mankiller
U.S. Congressman Xavier Becerra
Profs. Stephen Cornell & Joseph P. Kalt
Dr. Eric Broderick
U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski
Roberta Valente, J.D.
U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman
Friends Committee on National Legislation –Native American Advocacy Program
Governor Janet Napolitano
U.S. Congressman Tom Cole
John E. Echohawk
National Council of State Legislatures
Boys and Girls Club
U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan
U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch
NMAI Opening Core Team
Dan Lewis, Bank of America
U.S. Civil Rights Commission
U.S. Representative Richard Pombo
Federal Communications Commission
2004 Special Recognition
The Late U.S. Senator
John Herrington, NASA Astronaut
U.S. Senator Thomas Daschle
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
U.S. Representative Dave Camp
U.S. Senator Pete Domenici
U.S. Representative Maxine Waters
Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante
U.S. Senator John McCain
U.S. Representative Patrick Kennedy
U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell
U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye
U.S. Representative J. D. Hayworth
U.S. Representative Dale E. Kildee