Nominations Forms

Due Friday, April 1, 2016
Submit nominations to Diandra Benally at

The NABA-AZ Seven Generations Awards Committee is seeking nominations for the following awards: 

  1. Lifetime Achievement AwardRecognizes and honors a senior attorney who has made a substantial contribution to the practice and administration of law in the State of Arizona in the following ways:
  1. Has contributed to the legal field and provided service and expertise for significant period of time.  Must be a senior attorney.
  2. Has provided valuable service by devoting time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the Native American community.
  3. Has created change or impacted change at the local, state and national level.
  4. Demonstrated leadership in the Community.
  5. Is recognized by peers for legal projects and achievements including business-related affiliations, directorships and other designations.
  6. Has received other awards, honors, achievements or publications that support this nomination. 
  1. Community Development AwardRecognizes and honors individuals or groups making an impact in Arizona who/that has: 
  1. Demonstrated service, leadership or contribution to the Indian community.
  2. Demonstrated ability to achieve and/or overcome obstacles to build stronger, healthier and safer communities.
  3. Has had positive outcome of project.
  4. Demonstrate sustained commitment to meeting community needs.
  5. Developed and fostered the virtues and skills of civic engagement and social responsibility.
  6. Used unique and creative approaches to meeting needs.
  1. NABA-AZ Member of the YearRecognizes and honors a NABA-AZ member who:
  1. Has a long history of service to NABA-AZ or a new member who has contributed significantly to the organization.
  2. Has brought honor and esteem to NABA-AZ by their commitment to public service.
  3. Has demonstrated such commitment through, among other things, pro bono, community service or bar association activities, or by providing legal services to the underrepresented and disadvantaged.
  4. Is an active member of NABA-AZ, as evidenced by attendance at conference and workshops, participation on NABA-AZ committees or forums, or other support of NABA-AZ.
  5. Has helped NABA-AZ achieve financial and/or other resource savings, improved service to members, and community outreach.

Recipients will be honored at the 2016 Annual Seven Generations Dinner and Silent Auction to be held on October 1, 2016 at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino, Gila River Indian Community. If you have any questions regarding the awards and nomination process, please contact Diandra Benally at  Thank you very much.