North American Indigenous Athletics Hall of Fame (NAIAHF) Nomination Form

Induction:

The North American Indigenous Athletics Hall of Fame (NAIAHF) honors and recognizes the indigenous sport cultures of Canada and the United States by recognizing outstanding leadership and achievement in individual and team athletics. The inaugural induction will be made with support from established provincial, state and national hall of fames. In addition, several others will be inducted as well. 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 and life.

 

Directions:

This form is for someone to nominate a potential NAIAHF inductee. Please copy and paste the completed information in PART ONE and either email or scan the completed form to: coach.danninham@gmail.com by the deadline of December 21st at noon central time for the next NAIAHF Induction year.

For general inquiries, contact Dr. Dan Ninham, Executive Director, NAIAHF: (218)368-6430 or dan.ninham@rlnc.edu

 

PART ONE

Please circle or list one or more of the following categories:

• Athlete

• Coach

• Team

• Builder

• Media

• Official

 

Nominee Name:

 

Nominee Indigenous Affiliation/s:

 

Nominee Email Address:

 

Nominee Cell or Home Phone Number/s:

 

Nominee Hall of Fame Designated Sport/s:

 

Nominee Current Home Town:

 

Nominee Birthdate:

 

Is the Nominee Deceased? If yes, please list the date:

 

Nominator Name:

 

Nominator Email Address:

 

Nominator Cell or Home Phone Number/s:

 

Email a 300-word limit bio by the deadline using the following example on the NAIAHF link: https://www.naiahf.org/

 

Email two quality photographs: one action and one profile with photo credit with a 10-word limit caption including photo credit per photograph by the deadline.

 

PART TWO

 

INDUCTEE ELIGIBILITY

Inductees are recognized and honored, past and present, as Indigenous to North America including but not limited to Tribal, First Nation, Métis, Inuit, and including federally recognized and self-identified descendant/s in the listed categories throughout the year. The inductee’s credentials need to include being at the highest state, provincial, region, national, international sport recognition, and/or being recognized in college or professional athletic realms.

 

THE NOMINATION AND SELECTION PROCESS

 

Nominations for Induction in the following calendar year are accepted until December 21st at noon central time for the inaugural induction. • The Executive Director of the NAIAHF may nominate anyone in the aforementioned categories. • Any individual or association may submit a nomination. • All nominations will be considered by an Advisor Selection Committee including the Executive Director of the NAIAHF. • Future final selections will occur on January 2nd for the next calendar year with a media press release sent out on January 2nd.

 

CATEGORIES: Athlete, Coach, Team, Builder, Media, and Official

 

SELECTION CRITERIA

  1. ATHLETE: Any indigenous individual that has attained a high level of excellence and brought recognition and/or honor on a state, provincial, national, international or professional level in relation to participation in athletics competition. • An indigenous individual is eligible for nomination immediately after their highest competition period ends and/or during competition at the state, provincial, national, international and/or professional level. • Immediate and extended family members are eligible for induction within the same year. • Individuals representing an organization are permitted for induction.

  2. COACH: Any indigenous individual that has attained a high level of excellence and brought recognition and/or honor on a state, provincial, national, international or professional level in relation to participation in athletics competition. • An indigenous individual is eligible for nomination immediately after their highest competition period ends and/or during competition at the national, international and/or professional level. • Immediate and extended family members are eligible for induction within the same year. • Individuals representing an organization are permitted for induction.

  3. TEAM: Any team with 100% indigenous athletes that has attained a high level of excellence and brought recognition and/or honor on a state, provincial, national, international or professional level in relation to participation in athletics competition. • An indigenous team is eligible for nomination immediately after their highest competition period ends.

  4. BUILDER: Any indigenous individual that has attained a high level of excellence and brought honor developing sustainable programming, produced or published scholarly work, and/or providing sponsorship for indigenous athletics teams and organizations on a state, provincial, national, international or professional level in relation to participation in athletics competition and training.

  5. MEDIA: • Any indigenous individual that has attained a high level of excellence and brought recognition and/or honor on a state, provincial, national, international or professional level in relation to indigenous athletics competition and training through the medium of print, radio, television or any similar form of medium reporting sport nationally or internationally.

  6. OFFICIAL: Any indigenous individual that has attained a high level of excellence and brought recognition and/or honor on a national, international or professional level in relation to officiating in athletics competition. • An indigenous individual is eligible for nomination immediately after their highest competition period ends and/or during competition at the state, provincial, national, international and/or professional level. • Immediate and extended family members are eligible for induction within the same year. • Individuals representing an organization are permitted for induction.

 

PART THREE

 

INDUCTION RECOGNITION:

There will be a virtual banquet recognition to be determined. There will not be a hall of fame facility or in person awards banquet at this time. Each inductee will receive a certificate. The stories of the inductees will be produced in online print and video in addition to being in a curriculum to be provided to schools and recreation communities.