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Established in 2007, the Guardian Awards honor and recognize Native organizations and individuals who contribute to the vitality and cultural sovereignty of Native Nations. Guardian Awardees are recognized during the annual International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums. 

The 2024 Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums will be held at the Palm Springs Conference Center in Palm Springs, California, November 12-14, 2024.

You may nominate as many individuals, organizations, or projects as you wish. Please use a separate form for each nomination. The deadline to submit nominations is June 17, 2024

More information about the ATALM Guardian Awards Program, including list of past award recipients and nomination categories, is available HERE


  • June 17, 2024 - Deadline for submitting applications
  • July 22, 2024 - Guardian Awards announced
  • November 12-14, 2024 - ATALM Conference, Palm Springs, CA


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