Shareholder of the Year Awards
Each year, Doyon recognizes outstanding shareholders with Shareholder of the Year Awards. The awards are presented each year at Doyon’s annual meeting of shareholders.
Awards are presented in the following categories:
Hannah Paul Solomon Elder of the Year: Recognizes an Elder, age 55 or older, who has devoted his or her life toward the betterment of Alaska Natives. The award is named in honor of the late Hannah Paul Solomon, who dedicated her life to teaching the younger generation traditional ways.
Chief Andrew Isaac Leadership Award: Recognizes a person age 35 or younger, who has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities. The award is named in honor of the late Chief Andrew Isaac, who emphasized the importance of education for youth to become leaders of tomorrow.
Daaga’ Community Service Award: Recognizes a community or individual who shows strong commitment, competence and sensitivity in helping others to make their community a healthier and safer place to live, and whose accomplishments have directly affected Alaska Natives.
Citizen of the Year: Recognizes a person who has demonstrated leadership, strong commitment, competence and sensitivity in the educational and cultural survival of Alaska Natives. Recipients may be chosen for contributions in the fields of health or education, maintenance of a traditional lifestyle, or for the example they set as parents.
Richard Frank Military Service Award: The Gin'tith (Richard Frank) Military Service Award recognizes an Alaska Native who demonstrates a strong commitment and willingness to serve in the US armed forces in the defense of the United States of America.
2014 Shareholder of the Year Awardees
The 2014 Hannah Paul Solomon Elder of the Year: Poldine Carlo
The 2014 Chief Andrew Isaac Leadership Award: Gerald Patsy
The 2014 Daaga’ Community Service Award: Cynthia Erickson
The 2014 Richard Frank Military Service Award: Benno Cleveland
The 2014 Citizen of the Year: Darrell Hildebrand
The 2015 Shareholder of the Year Awards nomination period closed October 17 at 5 p.m. AKDT. For more information about the Shareholder of the
Year Awards, please contact the shareholder outreach department at 1-888-478-4755 (toll-free), 459-2127 (in Fairbanks) or