The Prairyerth Living Treasures of  North America Heritage Awards
Living Treasures of North America Heritage Awards logo was designed by Linda Hedquist and executed in colored pencils on black paper. It combines the symbolism of Native creation stories with the cosmos in eternal hands.

The Prairyerth Living Treasures of North America 
Heritage Awards Returns in 2019! 
Headed by Peg Saintcross, Dan Creely, and Cynthia Nielsen-Morgan, Prairyerth is planning Living Treasures 2019 at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.  Three honorees were voted on at he annual meeting.  Their names will be announced as soon as they are officially notified.

The Mohawk River Circle is planning a Living Treasures to honor East Coast recipients either fall 2019 or spring 2020.
Dan Creely, Steve McCullough, Melinda Perrin, Mim Neal, Jim Gillihan, Denise Poole

From 1999 to 2003 Prairyerth honored individuals who spent a lifetime working to preserve the language, crafts, arts, teachings, or traditions of North American people, or who have worked to protect the land through restoration and preservation. This project was recognized as a Gift of Service to the World by the 1999 Parliament of the World's Religions in Cape Town, South Africa.

To learn more about the honorees of each individual year--From Grandmother Twylah Nitsch, Seneca Wolf Clan, and Nakomis Keewaydinoquay Peschel, Anishinaabeg Crane Clan (1999) to Pete Seeger and The Fox (2002)--click on the sub-pages below.

Subpages (5): 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003