By Gale Courey Toensing
The award is NCAIED's highest honor; it's given to an American Indian who has achieved personal and professional success while making significant contributions to the community. During the 34th INPRO event from Sept. 16-18 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Tulsa, Okla., the award will be given to Bill Anoatubby, the 30th governor of the Chickasaw Nation.
Anoatubby has served on 15 boards and has been affiliated with various organizations throughout his career. He has received 21 distinguished awards since 1995.