Hours: Monday – Friday,  8:30 AM- 5:00 PM
Address: 120 West 1300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Phone: (801) 486-4877

Woven Wisdom Award

The Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake (UICSL) is commemorating our 50th anniversary by recognizing five outstanding American Indian/Alaskan Native community members who have made exceptional contributions in the fields of Art, Community Service, Culture, Dance and Sports.

The Woven Wisdom Award

Five winners will receive $5,000.
Five runners-up will receive $500.

  • The UICSL Review Committee will select one winner and one runner-up in each category.
  • Five Categories: Art, Community Service, Culture, Dance and Sports
  • Both the winners and runners-up will be announced during Gala event in Early Fall (exact date to be determined) and will be highlighted through UICSL social media channels including UICSL website and will include their pictures and biographies.

Award Categories

For Your Knowledge:

  • NO Preference will be given for either a written or a digital submission.
  • Candidates may apply for two separate award categories but can only be awarded in one category.
March11, 2024
Call for Nominations & Applications
May 31, 2024
Nominations & Applications Deadline
June 1, 2024
Review Begins
June 2024
Awards Announced
Early Fall
Gala Event
to submit Woven Wisdom Award application or nomination


Nominees must meet two (2) eligibility criteria:

  1. Nominees must be either:
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native
    • First Nations
  2. Nominees must reside in the state of Utah.

Review Process/Selection Criteria

The Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake Review Committee will convene starting June 2024.

In deciding winners for each Award category, the Committee will consider, among other criteria, the following:

  • Past and current achievements.
  • Demonstrated excellence in the nominated category.
  • The nominee’s status as an inspirational role model for the American Indian/Alaska Native community in and around Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • The nominee’s future goals and impact.

     Additional Criteria to be considered:

  • Leadership: An individual who makes significant contributions to building a sense of unity and purpose in his or her community.
  • Social Responsibility: An individual who assists others in improving their communities through volunteer programs, social groups, outreach centers, sports programs, or after-school groups.
  • Mentorship: An individual who demonstrates positive values and behaviors that influence others to emulate or aspire to emulate.
  • Change Agent: An individual who influences or stimulates others to effect positive changes through personal development or self-improvement.

*Please consider using and writing to at least one of these eight points when submitting your written or digital application.

The Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake
Attn: Woven Wisdom Award Committee
120 West 1300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please email nominate@uicsl.org or call our main line (801) 486-4877.