United Natives Inspiration Awards Gala, presented by United Natives set a record of guest attendance for the 1st annual gala, raising money for Indigenous Communities. The event took place on February 06, 2024 at the Palms Casino Resort with the theme "Sneaker Gala".
The Gala featured 14 silent auction items - including a signed baseball by Jacoby Ellsbury, a ticket package donated by the MLB baseball team The Boston Red Sox, gifts, and services from local business - valued at over $30,000.
Native American hoop dancer James Jones known as "Notorious Cree" performed at the Gala. Alongside band "Redbone" performing their #1 hit song "Come and Get Your Love". Following a performance by "Lil Mike and Funny bone" two brothers who appear on the tv hit series "Reservation Dogs".
We were trilled to collaborate with the featuring Fashion Designers for our Fashion Show:
United Natives Female Athlete Award: Shiloh LeaBeau
United Natives Community Ally Award: Dorian Thomspon-Robinson
Dr. Crystal Lee Leadership Award: Twila True
United Natives Community Inspiration Award: Naiomi Glasses
Native Nations Leadership Award: President/Dr. Buu Nygren
United Natives Tribal Nations Recognition: The Las Vegas Paiute Tribe