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2016 American Indian Achievement Awards Honorees and Recipients


11/07/2016 Denver, CO - Rocky Mountain Indian Chamber celebrated American Indian Achievement with more than 400 attendees from across the United States.  Attendees gathered at the Marriott Denver Tech Center to honor American Indian Businesses, Professionals, Scholars, Tribes and Partners.  

Highlights of the night featured bison entrees from Apsaalooke Bison Company (Crow Nation) /Great Range Bison and Comedic Entertainment from James & Ernie (Dine/Navajo).  DJ Eagle Bear Vanas (Odawa) served as the Honored Master of Ceremony.  Greg Shortman (Assiniboine) opened the night with an invocation.  Living Hoop Dance Troop under the direction of Doug Good Feather (Lakota) provided highlights of dance, and Dr. David Welch (Cherokee) led the Veterans Honoring. Sister Nations served as Color Guard with Denver Singers on Drums.   

Congratulations to the 2016 American Indian Achievement Honorees and Recipients:

Corporation of the Year: RTD
Dee St Cyr/Colleen Honomichl Legacy of Service Award: First Nations Development Institute





Colorado Small Business of the Year: Nakota Designs

Nonprofit of the Year: American Indian College Fund
National Small Business of the Year: G&G Advertising



Denver American Indian Commissioners of the Year: Maymangwa Flying Earth & Elicia Goodsoldier




2016 Scholarship Recipients
CIEF: Thomas JK Trump, Susie Mitchel
Milender White: Joaquin Gallegos, Aaron Tayah, Chesleigh Keene
Xcel Energy: Desiree Lawrence
Miller Coors: Anastasia Lawrence
VIS Industries: Jackson Osborn
DMNS: Arielle Quintana, Andres Ramos, Lindsey Kroboth


Eagle & Hawk American Indian Service Recognition:
Eagle 20+ Years: Don Kelin, Darius Smith, Eileen Masquat, Grace Gillette, Lucille Echohawk, Theresa Halsey
Hawk 10+ Years: Deborah Hunt & Alvina Earnhart

Reminder that applications for 2017 consideration open during the 2017 Indian Biz Expo (April 17, Doubletree Quebec Denver CO) and end in September.  

For more information: Shadana@rmicc.org 720.336.0733 www.RMICC.org 
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