Artwork by Jeffrey Veregge*

Nominations are open for 2024! The deadline to nominate is Monday, July 1. Winners will be announced during our annual conference on Wednesday, Sept. 11. 

With the Travois Superhero Awards, we honor industry professionals doing amazing work in their communities. Tell us who you think should win and why with our easy nomination form.

Nominations can be coworkers, peers from other communities, a family member, someone you look up to, someone you see potential in or yourself. We want to hear about everyone who is doing great things in Indian Country!X


Housing Professional of the Year
Nominate a dynamic Native professional who works to provide housing for American Indian, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian families. The Housing honoree will be someone who represents the highest professional standards and brings new ideas and a fresh perspective to the task of providing affordable housing.

Economic Development Professional of the Year
Nominate someone who helps spark positive economic change in Native communities. The Economic Development honoree will be someone who has helped build a strong community through infrastructure, health care, education, business or other community projects.

Pillar of the Year
Nominate a construction or maintenance professional who has played a key role in building your community. The Pillar honoree will know how to manage a project, stretch a dollar, and battle the elements to deliver a quality product on time.

Haven of the Year
Nominate an occupancy, resident services, compliance or asset management professional in your community who helps ensure Indian Country housing remains strong for the future. The Haven honoree will be a housing authority employee who listens to the needs of the families he or she serves and puts plans into action.

Project Team of the Year
Nominate a project team that represents the best in Indian Country development. The award will not go to an individual but to a team that has used new ideas and courageous action to innovate in our field. This award nomination can include multiple team members who have ensured a project’s success: the tribal staff members and project partners like investors, attorneys, accountants and others. Let’s celebrate those breaking new ground in Indian Country housing, health, business, finance, education and other critical fields.

Groundbreaking Team of the Year
Nominate a Tribe/THDE that has demonstrated exemplary work on their first housing tax credit or economic development (or first in many years).

Transformative Initiative of the Year
Nominate a project team for their exemplary work on a rehabilitation project or revitalization efforts in Native communities.

Questions about the nomination process? Contact or Katie Dosenbach at 913-634-1350.




*Jeffrey Veregge was an award-winning artist and writer from the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe in Washington whose artwork has appeared on over 100 comic book covers and in numerous publications. He passed away in April 2024 after a long and courageous fight against lupus. We are grateful for his many contributions and accomplishments and send love and support to his family.