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The 2016 George Nolan or Virginia Kizer Annual Award for Outstanding Lifetime Service

 Due Monday April 3, 2017 by 5pm EST


George Nolan

(Sault Ste. Marie Band of Chippewa)

NAIHC Chairman from 1988 to 1992, he is remembered for his highly spiritual energy in bringing groups together and making the case for Indian housing. He passed away in 2004, but as Chairman of the Sault Ste. Marie Housing Authority in Michigan, he left a legacy of warmth and passion that still inspires those who knew him.

Virginia Kizer


A strong Indian housing advocate, she had over a quarter century of experience when she passed away in 2002. As Executive Director of the Washoe Housing Authority in Nevada, she is remembered

as someone who was always able to overcome obstacles. From 1988 to 1998, she served on the NAIHC Board of Directors.


  • Criteria for Consideration
    Extended Service to Indian Housing
  • Significant Accomplishments/Contributions
  • Notable Personal Qualities (leadership, integrity, involvement, etc.)
  • May be active, retired or deceased; tribal or non-tribal member
    Supporting documents encouraged

Nomination Form!