"The Buffett Award for Indigenous Leadership Relationships Responsibility Reciprocity"
The 2006 Buffett Award for Indigenous Leadership Relationships Responsibility Reciprocity Redistribution Ecotrust Ecotrust • A non-profit organization committed to strengthening economies, communities and the environment from Alaska to California. Ecotrust Billy Frank, Jr. Conference Center "Frank's Landing South" Ecotrust Native Programs Native programs • Develop and communicate a vision of the current and future landscape of tribal conservation science, community development, tribal market connections, and Native youth and adult leadership • Develop vibrant markets for tribal wild fish and forest products markets • Build constituencies for change that support tribal land repatriation, conservation of treaty and subsistence rights, and funding and support for tribal community needs Ecotrust Native Programs Native youth leadership Sponsored Salmon Nations Youth Summit In British Columbia, Canoe Journeys at Lower Elwha Klallam, and Scholarships in 2005–06 for students at: • Centrum (Yakama Elementary) • Evergreen State College • Lewis and Clark College • Mt. Hood Community College • Portland Community College Ecotrust Native Programs Wild Salmon Marketing Ecotrust Native Programs Lands and Conservation Ecotrust Native Programs Haisla Totem Pole G’psgolox Totem Repatriation Removed in 1927 Found again in Sweden in 1991 Lowered in March 2006 and replaced with a new pole Repatriated in Kitimaat Village on July 1, 2006 The Buffett Award Since time immemorial, indigenous leadership has benefited from Salmon Nation… …and Salmon Nation has benefited from indigenous leadership. 2001 Buffett Award Honorees 2001 Buffett Award Hilistis Pauline Waterfall Heiltsuk Nation Philip Cash Cayuse/Nez Perce David Hatch Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians Dennis Martinez Tohono O'odham Susan “TweetÓ Burdick Yurok Nation 2002 Buffett Award Honorees 2002 Buffett Award John Ward Taku River Tlingit First Nation Robert Sam Sitka Tribe of Alaska Kelly Brown Heiltsuk Nation Carol Craig Yakama Nation Kathleen Shaye Hill Klamath Tribes of Oregon 2003 Buffett Award Honorees 2003 Buffett Award Chief Nathan Matthew Shuswap Nation Jeannette Armstrong Okanagan First Nation Billy Frank, Jr. Nisqually Agnes Pilgirm Takelma Band of the Siletz Indians Susan Masten Yurok Nation 2004 Buffett Award Honorees 2004 Buffett Award Sarah James Neetsaii Gwich'in Clarence Alexander Dranjik Gwich'in Teri Rofkar Tlingit Terry Williams Tulalip Ivan Jackson, Sr. Klamath/Modoc 2005 Buffett Award Honorees 2005 Buffett Award Robi Michell Craig Kiks.adi Clan, Steel House, Tlingit Chief Robert Simeon Pasco Nlaka'pamux Nation Chairman W. Ron Allen Jamestown S'Klallam Chairman Sawn E. Yanity Stillaguamish Vice Chair Leaf Hillman Karuk The Buffett Award for Indigenous Leadership 2006 Buffett Award 2006 Reading Panel • Charles Hudson • Philip Hogan • Ed Backus • Sande Allman • Craig Jacobson 2005 reading panel The Buffett Award for Indigenous Leadership 2006 Buffett Award 2006 Final Jury Panel Gerald Amos Dalee Sambo Dorough Leah George Wilson Haisla First Nation Inupiaq Tseil Waututh First Nation, BC Alan Parker Antone Minthorn Spencer B. Beebe Chippewa-Cree Tribe Umatilla Ecotrust 2006 Buffett Award Honorees 2006 Buffett Award Ilarion Merculieff Aleut Harold Gatensby Dahka T'lingit Guujaaw Haida Dr. Judith Sayers Nuu-chah-nulth Tawna Sanchez Shoshone Bannock/Ute 2006 Buffett Award Honorees Guujaaw Haida Legendary Haida Warrior for Rights, Cultural Renewal, Conservation of Lands Current President of the Haida Council representing 7000+ Haida people Advocate for Conservation and a Leading voice in the Great Bear Rainforest program Staunch supporter of Haida Title case Guujaaw, Courage 2006 Buffett Award Honorees The flap of its wings boom across the grey sky. The opening and closing of its eyes — shooting like lightning bolts to the earth. This supernatural beings rare visits still create awe today as it did in ancient times." The Limited Edition “Hiilang Thunderbird” designed by Robert Davidson 2006 Buffett Award Honorees Larry Merculieff Aleut Aleut Heritage, born in the Pribilof Islands Renowned for his work Connecting Western Science and TEK Has Acted as an Organizational Director, Professor, Researcher and Author: The Bering Sea and Me and The Heart of the Halibut: A Rite of Passage of an Aleut Boy Ilarion,Vision 2006 Buffett Award Honorees “The Thread of Life"—The Navajo people believe spiritual guides called the Holy People led them to the Southwest. One of them, Spider Man, taught them to make a loom from sunshine, lightning and rain. Spider Woman taught them to weave. 2006 Buffett Award Honorees Dr. Judith Sayers Nuu-chah-nulth Chief of the the Hupacasath First Nation on Vancouver Island (Nuu-Chah-Nulth) Doctorate in Law, has worked on International level on human rights Language preservation, economic development, balance of interests Judith, Wisdom 2006 Buffett Award Honorees This blanket grew from a design created for a memorial ceremony for Susan Point’s mother. Although the memorial blanket is a non-commercial endeavor, interest in the image let to the creation of this beautiful blanket with a different design and new colors. 2006 Buffett Award Honorees Harold Gatensby Dahka T'lingit Tlingit from the Yukon headwaters Yukon advocate for the Yukon Intertribal Watershed Council Active regionally and nationally as a Peacemaker, conflict and dispute resolution Harold, Peacemaking 2006 Buffett Award Honorees Introduced in 2002, “Keep My Fires Burning" is a tribute to American Indian Elders and Storytellers. The Storyteller passes on customs, beliefs and history to the next generation. 2006 Buffett Award Honorees Tawna Sanchez Shoshone Bannock/Ute Works with NAYA here in town Has led or developed several groundbreaking programs on domestic and family abuse Helps connect Needed programs to traditionally underserved urban Native populations Tawna, Strength & Compassion 2006 Buffett Award Honorees Awakening—A celebration of womanhood, coming of age, and strength. The connections of nature, the seasons, and honor for Native American women is woven into this colorful blanket. Special Thanks to: The Buffett Award and Ecotrust thank the following for their generous support: Anonymous Howard G. Buffett Foundation Joe Cantrell Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Cork: A Bottle Shop Countless Ecotrust Volunteers Ecotrust Fisheries Program Ecotrust Forestry Program Ecotrust Knowledge Systems Program Edelman Communications Final Jury Panel, Buffett Award 2006 Haida and Heiltsuk performers Hobbs, Straus, Dean and Walker, LLP Larry Johnson Lewis and Clark College and the Indigenous Ways of Knowing Program Novo Foundation Quintana Galleries Cathie Stimac Ralph L. Smith Foundation Tony Washines Willamette University