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2017 American Indian Achievement Awards Honorees

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- Rocky Mountain Indian Chamber celebrated American Indian Achievement with more than 350 attendees from across the United States.  Attendees gathered at the Marriott Denver Tech Center to honor American Indian Businesses, Professionals, Scholars, Tribes and Partners.  

Sarah Ortegon, former Miss Native American USA, served as the Emcee, while Stand-up Comedian, Adrianne Chalepah, served as the night's entertainment. Dr. Russell Stands Over Bull (Crow) opened the night with an invocation.  Denver Singers lead the Flag Song as Native American Veterans of Colorado posted the flags for the event.  Francis Sherwood lead the dance highlight.     

Congratulations to the 2017 American Indian Achievement Honorees and Recipients:

Corporation of the Year: Crow Nation Indian Tribe
Past recipients include: Milender White, Xcel Energy, Denver Public Schools, RTD

Recipients are recognized as they open doors for RMICC to expand reach and impact across American Indian Communities.  

Dee St Cyr/Colleen Honomichl Legacy of Service Award: Trena Deane
Past recipients include: Don Kelin, Jerry Grilly, Andrea Lesher, Deb Emhoolah, Shadana Dickerson-Sultan, Linda Alvarado, First Nations Development Institute
Recipients are recognized as they truly exemplify the spirit of giving, expecting nothing in return.  They continue to stand for the under-served and have contributed to improvements across Indian Communities. 

2017 Scholarship Recipients
Milender White - Roselyn Small, Jerrilyn Bluehouse, Donovan David
The Fort - Thomas J.K. Trump
Miller Coors - Alyssa Willie
Kaiser Permanente - Liliana Castrellano
Xcel Energy - Melanie Archuleta
Denver Museum of Nature and Science - Anastasia Lawrence, Joaquin Gallegos, Desiree Lawrence

2017 Veterans Honoring - Ian Newland (Chiricahua Apache Nation), sponsored by CadiraMD.

Reminder that applications for 2018 consideration open during the 2018 Indian Biz Expo (April 9, Doubletree Quebec Denver CO) and end in September.  

For more information: 720.336.0733 
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