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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.
2018 Honorees U.S. Senator Jerry Moran Google American Indian Network VAWA Pilot Tribes Mark Trahant 2018 Special Recognition Julie Johnson Ray Halbritter
2017 Honorees U.S. Representative Tom Cole Norm DeWeaver Lawrence Roberts Chairman David Archambault, II 2017 Special Recognition
Keith Harper Mary Smith
2016 Honorees U.S. Representative Betty McCollum Kevin Washburn Byron Mallott Mike Wise 2016 Special Recognition Jesse Witten Sherry Salway Black
2015 Honorees U.S. Representative Devin Nunes Jodi Gillette 2015 Special Recognition Robert Burnette Suzan Harjo National Criminal Justice Association
2014 Honorees U.S Senator Mike Crapo W.K. Kellogg Foundation James Anaya Kevin Gover 2014 Special Recognition Chairman Earl Barbary Juanita Ahtone
2013 Honorees U.S. Senator Patty Murray The National Taskforce to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women Andrew Lee Administrator W. Craig Fugate
2012 Honorees U.S. Congressman Don Young Washington Interships for Native Students Programs Dr. Eddie F. Brown Assistant Secretary for Indians Affairs Larry Echo Hawk
2011 Honorees 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
2010 Honorees U.S. Congressman Xavier Becerra Profs. Stephen Cornell & Joseph P. Kalt Elouise Cobell Dr. Eric Broderick Marie Howard
2009 Honorees U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski Roberta Valente, J.D. Rachel Joseph Scott Burns
2008 Honorees U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman Friends Committee on National Legislation –Native American Advocacy Program Alan Parker Governor Janet Napolitano
2007 Honorees U.S. Congressman Tom Cole Wade Henderson John E. Echohawk National Council of State Legislatures
2006 Honorees Claude Allen Boys and Girls Club U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan
2005 Honorees U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch NMAI Opening Core Team Dan Lewis, Bank of America
2004 Honorees U.S. Civil Rights Commission U.S. Representative Richard Pombo Federal Communications Commission 2004 Special Recognition Patricia Zell Pat Babcock
2003 Honorees The Late U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone Neal McCaleb John Herrington, NASA Astronaut
2002 Honorees U.S. Senator Thomas Daschle Nike, Inc. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
2001 Honorees U.S. Representative Dave Camp U.S. Senator Pete Domenici U.S. Representative Maxine Waters
2000 Honorees Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante U.S. Senator John McCain U.S. Representative Patrick Kennedy
1999 Honorees U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye U.S. Representative J. D. Hayworth U.S. Representative Dale E. Kildee
Directly following the State of Indian Nations, ECWS will begin Monday afternoon. Held at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C., the conference will tackle key issues facing Native American communities while providing tactical solutions primarily through legislative and policy planning with the Administration and Congress.
On-site press credentialing for ECWS takes place Monday, February 11, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET. Credentialed press have access to all plenary sessions, as well as those sessions noted for press access on the agenda.
Please note all press are required to wear press badges at all times and are asked to announce themselves to the moderator of each session they plan on attending.
You will receive a confirmation email after the deadline has passed if you will receive a credential to cover the event(s). All names submitted for credentials must be accurate and reflect the identification media presents at checkpoints for entrance. Press packets will be readily available at both State of Indian Nations and Executive Council Winter Session at the press table.
Contact NCAI Communications Fellow Kolby KickingWoman with any questions atNCAIpress@ncai.org.
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.