Champion For Native Children Award Now Open For Nominations!

Do you know of an incredible leader, social worker, case manager, or foster parent in your community who is doing awesome work for our children in the care system? If so, nominate them for National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA)‘s highest honor, the Champion for Native Children Award. Nomination applications must be postmarked by January 9, 2018, for consideration
 
The awardee will be honored at NICWA’s Annual Protecting Our Children National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect in Anchorage, Alaska, on April 15-18, 2018.
 
Among other nomination guidelines, nominees should have experience advocating for tribal children, families, and communities. They also should have a significant body of work that spans several years, or evidence of lifelong service, to promoting the well-being of Indigenous children and families and strengthening tribal sovereignty. For a full list of all nomination guidelines and instructions, please visit this page.