STATEWIDE AWARDS

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OFIW honors nine individuals every year who are nominated for an OFIW Statewide Award. OFIW Statewide awards are; Nancy Tsoodle Student Achievement Award, Boyce Timmons Student Achievement Award, Alice Timmons Founders Award, Georgeann Robinson Humanitarian Award, Mary Townsend Crow Service Award, Helen Chupco Leadership Award, Angela Kihega Outstanding OFIW Member, American Indian Mother of the Year, and American Indian Woman of the Year. OFIW is committed to this event in order to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of our Indian women, leaders, and students.

2022 Statewide  Award Winners

Nancy Tsoodle Achievement Award

Outstanding American Indian female student, 9th - 12th grades

LaKala Orphan

Boyce Timmons Achievement Award

Outstanding American Indian male student, 9th - 12 grades

Korbin Rhodes

Alice Timmons Founders Award

Outstanding person who has founded or help found an organization benefiting American Indians 

Georgia Harjo

Georgeann Robinson Humanitarian Award

Outstanding person who has unselfishly given of themselves to help American Indians

Henry Sleeper on behalf of Oklahoma Indian Bikers​

Mary Townsend Crow Service Award

Outstanding person who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to serve and benefit American Indians

Kelsey Two Bears

Helen Chupco Leadership Award

Outstanding American Indian elected official who promotes and is committed to the advancement of American Indians across Oklahoma and the Nation

George Gardipe

Angela Kihega Outstanding OFIW Member

Outstanding OFIW member who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to serve and benefit the OFIW 

Faithlyn Seawright

American Indian Mother of the Year

Outstanding American Indian mother who has been a positive role model and a pillar of strength to her family

Sue Morris

American Indian Woman of the Year

Outstanding American Indian woman who has devoted exceptional time and effort to the American Indian Community

Donna Wahnee