Award Nomination Form

Deadline for nomination is March 20, 2020. Nominations received after this date will not be considered. Committee members may not be nominated. 

For more information, please email Stephen Weaver 

The Sally Carter Award will be presented to an individual or organization who exemplifies outstanding advocacy and education in building communication, trust, and respect between tribal nations, state, federal, and community organizations. This award is in honor of Mrs. Carter, who worked tirelessly in bringing together tribal nations, organizations, and state and federal governments to combat the illness and devastation brought on by commercial tobacco use, lack of physical activity, and poor nutrition within the Native American population, while respecting and honoring the role traditional tobacco has in Native communities.


The Youth Advocate Award will be presented to a youth, youth leader, or organization that has worked to educate and engage youth within their community in becoming advocates for healthier lifestyles by working towards better nutrition, increased physical activity, or working to decrease commercial tobacco use. The recipient of this award will exemplify what youth advocacy means within the Native community. He/she will have displayed true leadership attributes in combating and addressing the effects commercial tobacco, poor nutrition, or physical inactivity on the Native youth population.


The Community Advocate Award will be presented to an individual or entity showing excellence in policy change within the Native community. The award was influenced by the Communities of Excellence model with its focus
on grassroots involvement, local focus, and systematic collection and strategic use of local data. This award recognizes the work carried out by those at the community level, creating change within the community where they live.