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10 Oklahomans to receive Native American 40 under 40 awards.

Byline: Journal Record Staff

TULSA (JR) The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development's 2018 class of Native American 40 Under 40 award winners includes 10 Oklahomans.

The tribal members were nominated by people in their communities. The award is presented to people under the age of 40 who have demonstrated leadership, initiative, and dedication and have made significant contributions in business and to their communities.

"The 2018 40 Under 40 award recipients are made up of a diverse group of young women and men cultivated from across American Indian and Alaska Native communities," said Chris James, president and CEO of the NCAIED.

This year's award winners from Oklahoma are:

Jordan Barlow, Cherokee Nation, program development specialist for the Peoria Tribe, Miami.

Dakota Cole, Chickasaw, deputy secretary of commerce for the Chickasaw Nation, Ada.

Robyn Elliott, Chickasaw Nation, secretary of the department of communications and community development for the Chickasaw Nation, Ada.

Electa Hare-RedCorn, Pawnee, Yankton Sioux, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar at the University of Arkansas, Pawhuska.

Elsa Lowe, Muscogee (Creek) Nation, project coordinator at the Muscogee (Creek) National Native Youth Community Project, Okmulgee.

Howard Paden, Cherokee Nation, program manager of the Cherokee Language Master Apprentice Program, Rose.

Allard Teeple Jr., Bay Mills Indian Community, vice president portfolio manager at Key Bank Native American Financial Services, Norman.

Mekko Tyner, Muscogee (Creek) Nation, registrar at the College of the Muscogee Nation, Kiefer.

Nathan Wilson, Muscogee (Creek) Nation, citizenship director of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Okmulgee.

Hallie Winter, Osage, curator at Osage Nation, Pawhuska.

The class will be honored at the River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa during NCAIED's Native Edge Institute on Oct. 29-30.

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Publication:Journal Record (Oklahoma City, OK)
Geographic Code:1U7OK
Date:Oct 12, 2018
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