Alaska Native Heritage Month Announces 2015 Call For Nominations for the Visionary Awards
Deadline for submission is October 30
Tuesday, September 15, 2015, Anchorage, Alaska - Alaska Native Heritage Month, Inc. is officially calling out for nominations for the 2015 Visionary Awards, which is the first of its kind. It aims to recognize and honor Alaskan Natives and American Indians residing in the State of Alaska who are perpetuating and preserving culture through artistic and visionary ventures such as film, photography, music, visual and literary art, performance art and so much more. The deadline for submission is October 30, 2015.
This type of an award showcases individuals that perpetuate culture in a unique way that is enticing to the younger generation. They are people that are making their traditions relevant in today’s ever changing technological age. An example of this may be a video that shows the audience about specific cultural traditions, dances and way of life. It could also be a song that is composed by a Native artist about the troubling issue of suicide in our Native communities. These are just a few examples of how these individuals aspire to uphold their culture in a way that is accessible to a diverse group of people, whether they be rich, poor, young, old or anything in between. It is an opportunity to give back to our rich cultural community in new, fun and innovative ways.
If you would like to nominate an Alaskan Native or American Indian who resides in the State of Alaska please visit:
Alaska Native Heritage Month’s Mission is to celebrate Alaska Native and American Indian cultures and share our traditions and contributions during the month of November.