CIRI Awards

2021 Elder, Shareholder and Youth Recognition Awards

2018 Elder of the Year Charles Toloff

Nomination deadline: Friday, July 9*

CIRI is currently accepting nominations for the 2021 awards:

  • Shareholder of the Year: Bestowed on a shareholder who has demonstrated exemplary dedication to Alaska Native culture, heritage and communities.
  • Elder of the Year: Given in recognition of Elder shareholders who have demonstrated exemplary dedication to these same areas through a lifetime of contributions that have benefited Native peoples.
  • Youth Recognition Award: Recognizes CIRI shareholders and descendants 12 to 17 years of age for superior academic achievement, demonstrated leadership qualities, dedication to Alaska Native culture and heritage, and outstanding contributions to community and family.

Help us celebrate individuals for any or all three award categories by visiting and submitting an online nomination form by 5 p.m. AKDT on Friday, July 9, 2021.

*Changed from original deadline of June 7