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GUARDIANS OF CULTURE AND LIFE WAYS AWARDS


History and Award Categories
Established in 2007, the Guardians of Culture, Memory, and Lifeways cultural sovereignty of Native Nations.

For more information about the program, including past winners, detailed descriptions of each award, and the nomination form, go to http://atalm.org/node/73

The awards consist of:International Awards Program identifies and recognizes organizations and individuals who serve as outstanding examples of how indigenous archives, libraries, and museums contribute to the vitality and

1) Lifetime Achievement
2) Leadership
3) Honored One (can be a non-native person)
4) Outstanding Project
5) Archive Institutional Excellence
6) Library Institutional Excellence
7) Museum Institutional Excellence
8) Language Program Institutional Excellence
9) Tribal Leader

NOTE: Not all awards are presented each year and multiple awards may be made in each category, depending on the nominations received.

Schedule

  • June 29 – Nominations due
  • July 10 - Awards Committee Deliberates
  • July 20 – Announcement
  • October 10 – Awards Luncheon

Process

A “call for nominations” is distributed with a submission deadline of June 29, after which the Awards Committee reviews the applications and proposes recipients for the seven awards.

Awards Committee assists with preparing copy for certificates, writing talking points for luncheon, organizing a Power Point presentation to show during luncheon, writing media releases, and ensuring posts on Social Media.

ATALM 2018 Conference

October 8-11, 2018
Mystic Lake Center
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN 55372
952-445-9000