Seeking Nominees for the 2018 Shareholder of the Year Awards
Pictured above: 2016 Hannah Paul Solomon Elder of the Year recipient, Elizabeth Fleagle
The deadline for the 2018 Shareholder of the Year Awards is quickly approaching and Doyon, Limited needs your help. Nominations have been down the past several years, and Doyon is asking for assistance recognizing shareholders who display exemplary characteristics in three categories: Elder of the Year, Community Service and Citizen of the Year. The nomination deadline is Friday, October 6, 2017, at 5 p.m. AKDT.
Doyon is currently welcoming nominations for the following Shareholder of the Year Awards, which will be presented at the 2018 annual meeting:
- Hannah Paul Solomon Elder of the Year: Recognizes an Elder, age 55 or older, who has devoted his or her life toward the betterment of Alaska Natives. The award is named in honor of the late Hannah Paul Solomon, who dedicated her life to teaching the younger generation traditional ways.
- Daaga’ Community Service: Recognizes a community or individual who shows strong commitment, competence and sensitivity in helping others to make their community a healthier and safer place to live, and whose accomplishments have directly affected Alaska Natives.
- Doyon Citizen of the Year: Recognizes a person who has demonstrated leadership, strong commitment, competence and sensitivity in the educational and cultural survival of Alaska Natives. Recipients may be chosen for contributions in the fields of health or education, maintenance of a traditional lifestyle, or for the example they set as parents.
Due to the lack of nominations in recent years, Doyon will rotate the awards each year, with the exception of the Doyon Citizen of the Year Award, which will continue to be presented annually.
The award recipients are nominated by fellow shareholders, community members and friends. Please note that Doyon discourages nominations received from family members, such as parents, spouses/significant others, children, siblings or grandparents. Tribal councils, village corporations and colleagues are encouraged to nominate outstanding individuals.
For a nomination form or more information, please visit the Shareholder of the Year Award webpage or contact shareholder outreach at 459-2085 (in Fairbanks), 1-888-478-4755 (toll-free) or firstname.lastname@example.org.