AWARD Nomination

Award Nomination Review and Selection

All 7th Generation Award nominations will be reviewed by members and advisors of the Tribal Public Health Conference Advisory Committee. Each award's recipient(s) will be notified of the results by March 31, 2024.

7th Generation Award recipients are selected based on the appropriate fit of each award’s nomination description (provided below) and any supporting information provided by the party submitting the nomination. More information for the 7th Generation Award presentation will be given to all nominated award recipients before 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.


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.

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 TPHC2024

February 12, 2024

Award Nominations Deadline for TPHC2024

March 31, 2024, at midnight

Award nominations review and selection

April 5, 2024

Notice of Award Sent

April 9, 2024

Tribal Public Health Conference 2024

April 23-25, 2024

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Mary Kate Haug

Awards Team Lead

Tribal Public Health Conference Advisory Committee

Lauren Wong

Awards Team Lead

Tribal Public Health Conference Advisory Committee