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2022 Amos Owen Award Nominations

The Red Wing Human Rights Commission is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Amos Owen Award.

Nominations are due by Friday, September 30th at 4 pm, and anyone in the general Red Wing area is eligible.

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.

The award is named after Amos Owen, a Mdewakanton elder and spiritual leader from the Prairie Island Indian Community who worked tirelessly to preserve Dakota language and culture.

A selection committee of the Human Rights Commission will choose the award recipient(s). You may recommend multiple people. The award will be presented on October 10 during the City Council meeting.

Go to and type in 2022 Amos Owen Award for the link to nomination forms.

Online and paper copies are available.

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