Nominations being accepted for 2016 AARP Oklahoma Indian Elder Honorees

Nominations are being accepted for the 8th annual AARP Oklahoma Indian Elder Honors now through June 1.

The event, which will be held in October, recognizes 50 tribal elders from federally-recognized Oklahoma tribes and nations for their contributions to their tribal nation, community, family, state or country. Past honorees have included artists, language preservationists, veterans, ministers, educators and family leaders, according to a news release.

Nominations can be made online at: or by calling AARP Oklahoma Associate State Director Mashell Sourjohn at (405) 715-4474.

AARP is seeking to honor at least one person from each of the 39-federally recognized tribes and nations headquartered in Oklahoma. Nominees must be an enrolled member of an Oklahoma tribe or nation, must be living and must be over age 50. Tribal governments or the general public are welcome to submit nominations.