2019 Shareholder, Elder and Youth Award Nominations

Nomination deadline: Monday, June 3, 2019

Charles Toloff, left, was CIRI’s 2018 Elder of the Year.

CIRI is accepting nominations for the 2019 awards to be presented at the CIRI and The CIRI Foundation Friendship Potlatches this fall.

  • 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, outstanding contributions to community and family, and exceptional determination and stamina in overcoming significant life challenges.

Help us celebrate individuals for any or all three award categories by visiting ciri.com and submitting an online nomination form by 5 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time on Monday, June 3, 2019.