Native American Hall of Honor

The nomination process is now open for the “North Dakota Native American Hall of Honor.” Our goal is to be sure at least 1 water protector is nominated and inducted. With the thousands of “keyboard Warriors” and boots on the ground, getting this done is a must.

Standing Rock must be included.

Who? We have so many names in mind that deserve the honors but we will leave it up to the people to nominate. We need to unite in the effort to get the ballots in. Perhaps, in the comments some can initiate conversations as to some names.

The official information from a press release is below. Online and mail in nominations are accepted. Let’s unite and be sure a water protector is represented! Honorees will be inducted into the Hall of Honor in a formal ceremony in September. The deadline for nominations is May 1 at 5 p.m.

The North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission is pleased to partner with the State Historical Society of North Dakota and the State Historical Society Foundation to establish the Native American Hall of Honor.

The Hall is a new annual program recognizing Native Americans who have gone above and beyond in representing their tribe and culture. It is located in the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum in Bismarck.

The program recognizes traditional and contemporary achievements in four categories: Arts and Culture, Athletics, Leadership and Veterans. Nominations can be made of people who are living or in memorium.

Up to two people per category will be considered for acceptance into the Hall each year.

To nominate a candidate, please download and submit a printed version of the nomination form.

Send your completed nomination form by fax, e-mail or U.S. Postal Service to:

North Dakota Indian Affairs
600 E. Boulevard Ave.
1st Floor Judicial Wing, RM 117
Bismarck ND 58505-0300

Fax: 701-328-1537

If you’d prefer to submit your nomination online, please use this following nomination form by filling in all fields and attaching the supporting documentation.

Honorees will be inducted into the Hall of Honor in a formal ceremony in September and they will be recognized in the Hall of Honor exhibit at the Heritage Center and State Museum with a formal display of their personal artifacts and a video that shares their remarkable histories.

We encourage all honorees and their friends and family to send items for the display before the event in September.


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