CIRI Awards Nomination Form


How to Nominate a Candidate

  • Fill out this nomination form completely to nominate an individual for either the 2016 Shareholder of the Year, Elder Shareholder of the Year or Youth Recognition Award. Attach additional sheets if necessary.
  • If possible, attach documents further illustrating the nominee’s efforts, such as news articles, copies of commendations and/or letters of support from persons who have worked with the nominee and/or benefited from his or her work.
  • Submit the form to CIRI by 5 p.m. Friday, June 10, 2016.

For further information, please contact CIRI at (907) 274-8638, (800) 764-2474 or [email protected].


CIRI Award Descriptions

CIRI Shareholder of the Year Award

This award recognizes shareholders who have shown dedication to Alaska Native culture, heritage and communities. The individual is recognized for his or her accomplishments and contributions to Alaska Native people.

CIRI Elder of the Year Award

This award recognizes shareholders who have shown dedication to Alaska Native culture, heritage and communities. This individual is recognized as a leader, an educator and preserver of Native culture whose contributions have benefited Native peoples throughout his or her life.

CIRI Youth Recognition Award

This 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. Youth who are CIRI shareholders or descendants, and who are 12 to 17 years of age, may be nominated for this award.

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