North Dakota Native American Hall of Honor

Hallway with exhibit cases with images of Native Americans and artifacts relating to those pictured

Located between the Innovation Gallery: Early Peoples and the Inspiration Gallery: Yesterday and Today, the Native American Hall of Honor is an annual program and exhibit recognizing Native Americans who have gone above and beyond in representing their tribe and culture. The program is a partnership of the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission, the State Historical Society of North Dakota, and the State Historical Society Foundation.

The program recognizes traditional and contemporary achievements in four categories: Arts and Culture, Athletics, Leadership, and Military/Veterans. Nominees can be living or in memoriam.

The public nomination process is open for the 2024 North Dakota Native American Hall of Honor. The deadline for nominations is May 1 at 5 p.m. Applications are available at

The honoring ceremony will be Friday, Nov. 15, 3-5 p.m., followed by a public traditional feed.

2022 Leadership Inductees

2022 Military/Veterans Inductee

2022 Athletics Inductee