Arizona Indian Living Treasures Awards

To Honor the Cultures of Arizona Native American Tribes

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Past Award Ceremonies

In 1988, for the first time in Arizona history, a "Living Treasure" award was presented.

The event was held as part of the 1988 Fiesta del Tlaquepaque.

Over the years, the Ceremony has continued to provide a venue for recognizing our Living Treasures, members of their communities, who carry on for the next generation, the traditional practices of their fathers and mothers.

21st Annual AILTA Ceremony | 2009

Previous AILTA Recipients

Teddy Draper, Sr.
Craft: Cultural Preservationist, language master, Storyteller
Tribe: Navajo
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