Harvard Project "Honoring Nations" Awards Event, November 1, 2005
Convened by the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development in November 1, 2005 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, finalists for the “Honoring Nations” honoring ceremony present their programs to the Honoring Nations Board of Governors.
Honoring Nations celebrates, documents, and disseminates the stories of the outstanding programs in self-governance that are daily emerging from the Native nations and highlights tribal government successes. It helps expand the capacities of Native nation builders by enabling them to learn from each others’ successes. The high public visibility and news coverage of Honoring Nations also permit non-Native policymakers, the media, and the general public to see what Native nations are actually doing in the drive for self-determination. Established in 1998, Honoring Nations’ experiences are the foundation for the teaching, advising, and policy analysis from the partnership between the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development (Harvard Project) and the Native Nations Institute at the University of Arizona. The Indigenous Governance Database features the finalists' presentations at the Honoring Nations honoring ceremony in 2005, listed below.