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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 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 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:

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

Schedule

  • August 1 – Nominations due
  • August 3 - Awards Committee Deliberates
  • August 15 – Announcement
  • September 10 - Medallions made
  • October 11 – Awards Luncheon

Process

A “call for nominations” is distributed with a submission deadline of August 1, 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