The Statewide Awards & Honor Banquet is a special event that OFIW hosts to acknowledge their Statewide Award winners and honor the outgoing Miss & Jr. Miss Indian Oklahoma. 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.
Statewide Awards Chair
Thank you to everyone for your nominations and support. Our awards committee enjoyed reading through the nominations and were honored to select the well deserved awardees.
Congratulations to our 2021 awardees.
2021 Statewide Award Winners
Nancy Tsoodle Achievement Award
Outstanding American Indian female student, 9th - 12th grades
Boyce Timmons Achievement Award
Outstanding American Indian male student, 9th - 12 grades
Alice Timmons Founders Award
Outstanding person who has founded or help found an organization benefiting American Indians
Georgeann Robinson Humanitarian Award
Outstanding person who has unselfishly given of themselves to help American Indians
Mary Townsend Crow Service Award
Outstanding person who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to serve and benefit American Indians
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
Angela Kihega Outstanding OFIW Member
Outstanding OFIW member who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to serve and benefit the OFIW
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
American Indian Woman of the Year
Outstanding American Indian woman who has devoted exceptional time and effort to the American Indian Community