AIA Award

September 4, 2019 11:32 pm

The American Indian Affairs Award was created in order to recognize each year the lodge in the Section that demonstrates a commitment to the American Indian Affairs (AIA) program. The AIA program is to encourage lodges to develop quality dance and singing programs. A lodge achieves this award by participating in the various AIA program conducted at the Conclave. The Chairman of American Indian Affairs will accumulate the scores from the various activities during the Conclave weekend. This traveling award will be returned each year to the Recognitions Chairman. The award points are divided into: team dance, singing and individual dance. 

A. Team Dance

  1. Team Historical Dance – 1st place 10pts, 2nd place 8pts, 3rd place 6pts, participation 3pts.
  1. Powwow Team Dance – 1st place 10pts, 2nd place 8pts, 3rd place 6pts, participation 3pts. 

NOTE: If a lodge wins in both team dance competitions, the max points awarded will be 1st 10pts, 2nd place 8pts, and 3rd place 6pts 

B. Team Singing

  1. Team Singing – 1st place 10pts, 2nd place 8pts, 3rd place 6pts, participation 3 pts.

C. Individual Dance 

1. Men’s Styles

i. Straight Dance 
a. Senior – 1st place 4pts, 2nd place 3pts, 3rd place 2pts, participation 1pt/dancer. 
b. Junior – 1st place 2pts, participation 1pt for each dancer. 

ii. Fancy Dance 
a. Senior – 1st place 4pts, 2nd place 3pts, 3rd place 2pts, participation 1pt/dancer. 
b. Junior – 1st place 2pts, participation 1pt for each dancer. 

iii. Modern Grass 
a. Senior – 1st place 4pts, 2nd place 3pts, 3rd place 2pts, participation 1pt/dancer. 
b. Junior – 1st place 2pts, participation 1pt for each dancer.

iv. Contemporary Traditional 
a. Senior – 1st place 4pts, 2nd place 3pts, 3rd place 2pts, participation 1pt/dancer. 
b. Junior – 1st place 2pts, participation 1pt for each dancer. 

v. Prairie Chicken
a. Senior – 1st place 4pts, 2nd place 3pts, 3rd place 2pts, and participation 1pt/dancer 
b. Junior – 1st place 2pts, participation 1pt for each dancer

2. Women’s Styles

i. Fancy Shawl 
a. Senior – 1st place 4pts, 2nd place 3pts, 3rd place 2pts, and participation 1pt/dancer 
b. Junior – 1st place 2pts, participation 1pt for each dancer

ii. Jingle Dress
a. Senior – 1st place 4pts, 2nd place 3pts, 3rd place 2pts, and participation 1pt/dancer 
b. Junior – 1st place 2pts, participation 1pt for each dancer

iii. Northern Traditional 
a. Senior – 1st place 4pts, 2nd place 3pts, 3rd place 2pts, and participation 1pt/dancer 
b. Junior – 1st place 2pts, participation 1pt for each dancer

iv. Southern Traditional
a. Senior – 1st place 4pts, 2nd place 3pts, 3rd place 2pts, and participation 1pt/dancer 
b. Junior – 1st place 2pts, participation 1pt for each dancer