Emmy Awards and Nominations
Emmy Award for Billy Frank Jr. for “Outstanding On-Air Host or Moderator” for "THIS IS INDIAN COUNTRY With Billy Frank Jr.: Native Alaska & The Big Spill" (Preview Broadcast)
Emmy Award Nominations for Kevin Ely and Kirk Miller for "Outstanding Photography/Program" for "THIS IS INDIAN COUNTRY With Billy Frank Jr.: Native Alaska & The Big Spill" (Preview Broadcast); and Michael Harris for "Outstanding Documentary/ Cultural" for "THIS IS INDIAN COUNTRY With Billy Frank Jr.: The Inupiat, Hanging On at the Top of the World" (Preview Webcast)
Michael Harris and Billy Frank Jr.
Clinical Legal Education Association Award of Excellence
Michael Harris was a co-recipient with Michael Robinson-Dorn and the Kathy & Steve Berman Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Washington for the prestigious National Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) Award of Excellence in a Public Interest Case or Project, for their combined efforts to provide legal assistance and help photo-document the successful campaign of 187 tribes in Native Alaska to push the State and the U.S. Government to call on Exxon to pay up in Prince William Sound. The resulting film was Michael's critically acclaimed feature-length documentary, "THE 3RD TRUSTEE: Native Alaska & The Big Spill," now being updated and repackaged as part of the 2013 premiere of "THIS IS INDIAN COUNTRY With Billy Frank Jr."
Awards for Billy Frank Jr.
Common Cause Award (1985), for his human rights efforts Washington State
Environmental Excellence Award (1987), on behalf of the State Ecological Commission and other tribes
American Indian Distinguished Service Award (1989)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Service Award (1990), for humanitarian achievement
Albert Schweitzer Prize (1992), for humanitarianism
American Indian Visionary Award (2004), from Indian Country Today for “Exceptional Contributions to Indian American Freedom"
Nominated by U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye for Nobel Peace Prize (2010)
(below) U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye congratulating Billy Frank Jr. on his Emmy Award. At 79 years old, Billy was the oldest recipient of an Emmy in the Chapter's 50-year history.