The National Museum of the American Indian would like to thank the sponsors, host committee, and all of those who participated in the Native Nations Inaugural Ball for their generous support. The funds raised from this event will allow the Museum to produce additional programs, help us correct the misperceptions about Native history, and affirm the relevance and impact of Native Americans, past and present. With your support, the Museum can become the national platform for the discussion of topics relevant to Tribal Nations, both in our museums in Washington, D.C., and New York, and in communities across the country.

Images from SmithsonianNMAI's Flickr photo set; Inauguration and Native Nations Inaugural Ball 2013.


Honorary Co-Chairs
  • LaDonna Harris - President, Americans for Indian Opportunity
  • Chairman Mark Macarro - Pechanga Band of LuiseƱo Indians
  • Shenan Atcitty
  • Governor Bill Anoatubby, The Chickasaw Nation
  • Sharon Blackwell
  • Barbara Davis Blum
  • Levi Horn
  • Jessica Imotichey
  • Walter Lamar
  • Jacqueline Johnson Pata
  • Margo Gray Proctor
  • Chief Gregory Pyle, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
  • Alexandrea Schulte
  • Chairman Kevin Sickey, Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana
  • Tracy Stanhoff
  • George “Comanche Boy” Tahdooahnippah