AARP Oklahoma accepting nominees for 2019 Indian Elder Honorees

AARP Oklahoma is accepting nominations for the 11th annual AARP Oklahoma Indian Elder Honors celebrating Native American elders who positively impacted their community, family, tribe and nation.

This year’s Indian Elder Honors recognition will be held during an Oct. 1 banquet in Oklahoma City.

The 2018 Indian Elder Honorees from 28 Oklahoma tribal nations included teachers, veterans, artists, tribal leaders and culture preservationists.

In a statement, AARP state director Sean Voskuhl said: “This event celebrates a lifetime of service from these distinguished elders who have positively impacted their community, family, and tribal nation. Whether they are well-known or exhibit quiet devotion to family and community, this year’s AARP Oklahoma Indian Elder honorees represent what is best about Native American people – love of family, dedication to culture and respect for all people.”

Nomination applications are online at:

The deadline for submitting nominations is April 30.

Nominations may be submitted electronically or mailed to AARP Oklahoma, 126 N. Bryant, Edmond, OK, 73034. Nominees must be an enrolled member of a federally-recognized Oklahoma tribal nation, age 50+, and must be living. Nominees do not have to be AARP members.

For more information, please contact Mashell Sourjohn at (405) 715-4474 or