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13th annual Spirit of the Heard Award

Sculptor Roxanne Swentzell (Santa Clara Pueblo) is the 2016 recipient of the Heard Museum’s Spirit of the Heard Award.

This is the 13th year that the Heard Museum’s Board of Trustees, upon the recommendation of its American Indian Advisory Committee, honors with the Spirit of the Heard Award an individual who has demonstrated personal excellence either individually or as a community leader. The recipient’s nomination by the American Indian Advisory Committee is ratified by the Board of Trustees.

The honoree is presented with the award during the Phoenix Indian Center‘s annual American Indian Excellence in Leadership Awards dinner, which this year will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas, 6333 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Registration begins at 5 p.m., dinner 6 p.m. The awards dinner is a Native American Recognition Days event.


Tickets to the American Indian Excellence in Leadership Award Ceremony are now available. Individual tickets are $60 each with sponsorship opportunities available. Purchase tickets and ticket information on the Phoenix Indian Center website or call 602.264.6768.

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Event Details

Wednesday, November 16
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Individual tickets: $60

Purchase tickets at http://phxindcenter.org

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