Arizona Indian Living Treasures Awards

To Honor the Cultures of Arizona Native American Tribes

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Eligibility Requirements

To ensure eligibility, nominate an artist, educator, or cultural preservationist who is:

  • 60 years of age or over
  • An enrolled member of a federally recognized Arizona Indian Tribe (the nominee does not have to be an Arizona resident in order to qualify).

Nomination Forms

Nominations for 2015 are now closed. 2016 nomination forms will be available in late summer 2016.

Established in 1988, Arizona Indian Living Treasures Awards is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and has recognized over 100 individuals who have demonstrated a lifetime of achievement.
Past recipients include Carl Gorman – Painter, Emory Sekaquaptewa – Silversmith/educator, R. Carlos Nakai – Performer, Charles Lolma – Jeweler/Potter, and Marvin Ringlero – Saddle maker.

Previous AILTA Recipients

Vivian Muchvo
Craft: Piki Maker
Tribe: Hopi, Tewa
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With your gift, The AILTA organization will continue our work to honor the lifetime achievements of Arizona American Indian traditional artists, teachers, cultural and language preservationists.
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