Accomplice to an Indigenous Higher Education Community Award

Indigenous Peoples
Application Deadline: October 15, 2021 | Award Type: knowledge community

Accomplice to an Indigenous Higher Education Community Award 

This award honors a person or group who actively seeks to create a socially just learning and work environment for an Indigenous higher education community. Read Accomplices Not Allies for an Indigenous perspective of accomplice practices. 




Evaluation of nominees will be made based on demonstration of the following criteria:

  • The nominee has operationalized their privilege to challenge historical, institutional, and structural barriers to Indigenous Peoples through peer education, advocacy, policy development, or other transformative actions.

  • The nominee has consistently labored to repair past or current harms toward an Indigenous higher education community. 

  • The nominee has demonstrated ongoing critical self-education about Indigenous Peoples.

If the Indigenous Peoples Knowledge Community (IPKC) award committee believes that none of the nominees meets the criteria for the award, the committee may recommend that no award be presented. Conversely, if the committee believes more than one nominee is worthy, multiple awards may be given.



Nominees must meet the following eligibility requirements to be recognized:

  • Nominees (if they are students) must be enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of their nomination.


Nomination Requirements

  • Nominators must be current members of NASPA. 

  • Nominators must submit information via the nomination form. 

  • A letter of support must be submitted by an individual other than the nominator. The letter should include evidence that substantiates the nominee’s contributions.



  • The IPKC Leadership Team will recognize the awardee at the NASPA Annual Conference.

  • The award will consist of a cultural memento or a certificate of achievement. 



Presented By

Indigenous People