Red Nation tapped New Mexico sculptor artist Phillip Mangas Haozous son of the late Apache sculptor artist Allan Houser to create and design “The Red Nation Statuette.”
For the very first time in the history of American film, Native actors, filmmakers, and producers have a coveted award equivalent to the well known “Oscar.” It symbolizes exceptional achievement and filmmaking excellence.
There may be other claimants to the title of "Indian Oscar." The First Americans in the Arts gave out a sculpted award and I wouldn't be surprised if the American Indian Film Festival did too.
For more on the subject, see Red Nation's Benefit for Reservations and 6th Annual Red Nation Film Festival.