CIRI seeks nominations for 2013 awards, Including new youth recognition award

2012 CIRI Elder Shareholder of the Year recipient Ernie "Big Bear" Berestoff accepting his award plaque in Puyallup, Wash.
2012 CIRI Elder Shareholder of the Year recipient Ernie “Big Bear” Berestoff accepting his award plaque in Puyallup, Wash.

CIRI is seeking nominations for the following 2013 CIRI awards: Shareholder of the Year, Elder Shareholder of the Year and the new CIRI Youth Recognition Award. The awards will be presented at the CIRI and The CIRI Foundation Friendship Potlatches this fall.

The CIRI Shareholder of the Year and the CIRI Elder Shareholder of the Year Awards recognize shareholders for their exemplary dedication to Alaska Native culture, heritage and communities.
New to the award categories is a CIRI Youth Recognition Award. The award recognizes a youth for his or her superior academic achievements, 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. CIRI shareholders or descendants who are 12 to 17 years of age, may be nominated for this award.
CIRI is also accepting nominations for its recommendations for the 2013 Alaska Federation of Natives President’s Awards. For award criteria and the nomination form, visit ciri.com/content/shareholders/awards.aspx.
Nomination forms for each of the above categories are available online at ciri.com. Please consider nominating a CIRI shareholder that you feel deserves recognition.
Submit completed nomination forms and supporting documents by Aug. 15 to:
CIRI Corporate Communications
P.O. Box 93330
Anchorage, AK 99509-3330
Fax: (907) 274-8836