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Empowered Youth Development Initiatives Presents....

2024 North American Indigenous Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet Weekend

Friday-Saturday, March 15-16, 2024

Friday School Host: Oneida Nation Schools, Oneida, Wisconsin, USA

Saturday Banquet Host: Oneida Hotel and Conference Center, Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA

The North American Indigenous Athletics Hall of Fame will recognize the 2024 class as well as 2022 and 2023 inductees in a banquet and other events. The banquet and other events are for all ages.


By honoring and celebrating the empowered journey of these individuals and teams, the hope is their stories may inspire future generations to follow their dreams in athletics.


2024 NAIAHF Banquet Weekend Schedule

Friday 3/15/2024
3:30 pm

Indigenous Honor Stickball Game

Front Field by Oneida Nation High School Gym

Saturday 3/16/2024

Run/Walk/Roll to the Sunrise

Oneida Hotel and Conference Center; Green Bay, WI

Saturday 3/16/2024

Sunrise Tobacco Burning Ceremony

Dr. Artley Skenandore

Oneida Hotel and Conference Center; Green Bay, WI

Saturday 3/16/2024

Doors Open to 2024 NAIAHF Banquet

Iroquois Complex, Oneida Hotel and Conference Center

Saturday 3/16/2024

NAIAHF Banquet:

Opening Reception with Beverage Stations

Welcome: Dr. Dan Ninham

Sponsor Acknowledgment: Dr. Dan Ninham

Honor Song: Buffalo Creek Drum

Individual Inductee Recognition: Susan and Dr. Dan Ninham

Meet and Greet Inductees Reception

Saturday 3/16/2024

Buffet Lunch

Saturday 3/16/2024

Buffet Lunch:

Meal Blessing: Susan Ninham

Music Performance by Wade Fernandez, Menominee, Singer/Songwriter, Website: 

Music Performance Sponsor: Oneida Nation Arts Program

Saturday 3/16/2024

General Public Meet and Greet Inductees Reception

Sponsor Speeches

Cultural Demonstrations

Drawing Prizes

Emcees: Susan and Dr. Dan Ninham

Saturday 3/16/2024

Closing Ceremonies

Co-Emcees: Dr. Dan and Susan Ninham

Inductees Group Photo

Traditional Blessing: Dr. Artley Skenandore

Traveling Song: Buffalo Creek Drum

NAIAHF Banquet Information: $40 USD/per person with a deadline of noon central time on March 8, 2024; send name, cell number and email address, and number of tickets with check or money order payable to Empowered Youth Development Initiatives and mail to Dan Ninham, PO Box 652, Red Lake, MN, 56671, USA or PayPal payment to code:   


Austin Straubel International Airport: The Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay, WI is across the road from the host Oneida Hotel and Conference Center, Green Bay:   


Host Oneida Nation Schools:   

Host Hotel Information: Oneida Hotel and Conference Center, Ask for the group rate for “North American Indigenous Athletics”. The room rate is $99USD plus 15.5% tax. Rooms can be tax exempt with Tribal ID shown at check in. Call this phone number to make a reservation: 920-494-7300 extension 0.    

Sponsorship Opportunities: Click on this link - 


Information: Susan Ninham, cell: 218.766.3507 or Dr. Dan Ninham, cell: 218.368.6430 or

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