The 7th Generation (7G) Award Nominations for the Tribal Public Health Conference 2023 (TPHC2023) are CLOSED and will re-open December 1, 2023 for TPHC2024. Thank you to all who submitted nominations. We appreciate you.

Award Nomination Review and Selection

All 7th Generation Award nominations will be reviewed by members of the Tribal Public Health Conference Advisory Committee and the Co-Chairs of the Event Activities Committee. The recipient(s) of each award will be notified of the results no later than March 9, 2023.

7th Generation Award recipients are selected on the basis of appropriate fit of each award’s nomination description (provided below) and any supporting information provided by the party who submits the nomination. Additional information for the 7th Generation Award presentation will be provided to all nominated award recipients prior to the Tribal Public Health Conference.

Past Award Winners

  • Youth Leadership awardees (2019): Michaela Kihega, Derek Bible, Breanna Kihega, Anias Bible, and the Otoe-Missouria Tribe Emergency Management Department, for outstanding leadership in community engagement and preparedness planning.
  • Tribal Community Impact awardees (2019): the Seminole County Health Department, Wewoka Indian Health Center, Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, Willis Quick Stop, INC, Gateway to Prevention and Recovery, TSET Healthy Living, Oklahoma State Department of Health, and the Seminole Public Library, for excellence in policy change and health promotion within the native community.
  • Sally Carter Legacy Award (2019): Carmelita Skeeter with Indian Health Care Resources Center of Tulsa in 2019, for outstanding advocacy and education in building communication, trust, and respect between tribal nations, state, federal, and community organizations.

7th Generation 2023 Awards

Youth Leadership Award

The Youth Leadership Award is presented to an exceptional youth advocate ages 12 to 24, who are passionate about building resiliency and leading others to live healthier lives through education, advocacy, or example. This award recipient embodies the notion that what we do today impacts the next seven generations to come.

Tribal Community Impact Award

The Tribal Community Impact Award is presented to a community leader or organization that has developed unique community or grassroots projects that have a positive impact on the community by bolstering resiliency, health, and healing within the Native community.

Building Resiliency in Indian Country Award

The Building Resiliency in Indian Country Award is presented to a national or international Elder community leader focused on building resiliency in Indian Country through leadership, advocacy, education and/or culture. This award honors individuals that are committed to building resilience and empowering others.

Sally Carter Legacy Award

The Sally Carter Legacy Award is presented to an individual or organization who demonstrates excellence in advocacy for tribal nations and betterment of the citizens through education, trust, and collaboration with tribal nations, state, and federal organizations. This award recognizes the importance of building true collaborative partnerships between tribal nations, state, federal, and community organizations and advocacy of programs and policies which aim to improve the lives of native people. 

Important Dates

Award nominations open for TPHC2023
December 1, 2022

Award nominations deadline for TPHC2023 
February 24, 2023

Award nominations review and selection
March 1, 2023

Notice of Awards sent
No later than March 9, 2023

Tribal Public Health Conference 2023
April 11-13, 2023

Select ‘Event Activities Co-Chairs‘ in the ‘Who’s This For’ form dropdown menu below to contact these committee members.

Francesca Toledo-Alexander

Event Activities Committee

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