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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: Radisson 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.


The 2022 and 2023 NAIAHF inductees, family members and friends are also invited to each banquet whether or not they attended the first banquet in Shakopee, MN, USA on September 9, 2023. 54 inductees and 300 people attended the banquet.


The 2024 NAIAHF Inductees will be announced on October 21, 2023 with profiles uploaded to the website by January 2, 2024.

2024 NAIAHF Banquet Weekend Schedule

Friday 3/15/2024
1:00 to 3:00 pm

Oneida Nation Schools Reception and Social Dance

Friday 3/15/2024

Indigenous Honor Games 

Location TBD

Saturday 3/16/2024

Run/Walk/Roll to the Sunrise

Radisson Inn, Green Bay

Saturday 3/16/2024

Sunrise Tobacco Burning Ceremony

Dr. Artley Skenandore

Radisson Conference Center

Saturday 3/16/2024

Doors Open to 2024 NAIAHF Banquet

Iroquois Complex, Radisson 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: Early Bird Fee - $30 USD/per person with a deadline of noon central time November 1, 2023; $40 USD/per person after November 1, 2023 with a deadline of noon central time on March 8, 2024; send name, cell number and email address, and number of tickets (on site check in) 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 Radisson Inn Green Bay:


Host Oneida Nation Schools:


Host Hotel Information: Radisson 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. The best phone number to make a reservation is 920-494-7300 extension 0. Also use the booking link below. Group rate is available until February 23, 2024. After that it is based on hotel availability.

This is the booking link -


Sponsorship Opportunities: To receive sponsorship opportunities, contact Dr. Dan Ninham.


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

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