There's always more to discover with your AARP membership. Explore your member benefits today.

AARP Oklahoma opens nominations for 11th annual 2019 Indian Elder Honors

Posted on 01/11/19

AARP Oklahoma is accepting nominations for the 11th annual AARP Oklahoma Indian Elder Honors to celebrate 50 Native American elders who have positively impacted their community, family, tribe and nation. Since its inception in 2009, AARP Oklahoma has recognized 500 elders from all 39-federally recognized tribes and nations in Oklahoma.

SUBMIT A NOMINATION HERE

“The AARP Oklahoma Indian Elder Honors recognizes the extraordinary contribution of Indian elders – many of whom are the unsung heroes of their communities,” AARP Oklahoma volunteer state president Joe Ann Vermillion said.

SUBMIT A NOMINATION HERE

The 2018 Indian Elder Honorees from 28 Oklahoma tribes and nations included teachers, veterans, artists, tribal leaders and culture preservationists. AARP state director Sean Voskuhl said, “This event celebrates a lifetime of service from these distinguished elders who have positively impacted their community, family, tribe and nation. Whether they are well-known or exhibit quiet devotion to family and community, this year’s AARP Oklahoma Indian Elder honorees represent what is best about Native American people- love of family, dedication to culture and respect for all people.”

VIEW THE 2018 PROGRAM AND PAST INDIAN ELDER HONOREES HERE

This year’s Indian Elder Honors will be held October 1, 2019 in Oklahoma City. Nomination applications are online at https://aarp.cvent.com/2019IndianElders. Nominations may be submitted electronically or mailed to AARP Oklahoma, 126 N. Bryant, Edmond, OK, 73034.  Nominees must be an enrolled member of a federally-recognized Oklahoma tribe or nation, age 50+, and must be living. Nominees do not have to be AARP members. For more information, please contact Mashell Sourjohn at 405-715-4474 or msourjohn@aarp.org . The deadline for submitting nominations is April 30, 2019.

This story is provided by AARP Oklahoma. Visit the AARP Oklahoma page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

More from AARP in Oklahoma City

Tell Us What You Think

Please leave your comment below.

You must be logged in to leave a comment.

Upcoming AARP Events

View All AARP Events »

AARP Member Card

Join or Renew Today

JOIN FOR JUST $16 A YEAR

  • Immediate access to your member benefits
  • Discounts on travel and everyday savings
  • Subscription to the award-winning AARP The Magazine
  • An ally on the issues that matter most to you in Oklahoma City
  • Free membership for your spouse or partner
JOIN NOW