On the 20th anniversary of the Amos Owen Award for Human Rights, the Human Rights Commission chose someone particularly special for this year’s award.
During Monday night’s Red Wing City Council meeting, Mayor Mike Wilson presented the award to Craig Camp, the grandson of Amos Owen, and son of Art Owen. Camp was nominated by MN Department of Corrections Volunteer Coordinator, Elise Goebel.
Camp said he never thought he would be the one who would win the award.
Camp says he learned his family’s dedication to helping others and has volunteered for years leading sweat lodges, pipe ceremonies, and mentoring session for Native youth at the Red Wing Department of Corrections.
Camp says initially he had some reservations about volunteering at the Corrections facility, but he found great satisfaction after the first visit.
Since 2001, the annual Amos Owen Award has recognized local individuals for their work in promoting justice and equality for others based around human rights.