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November 11, 2017–January 9, 2018

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The National Museum of the American Indian invites entries to the design competition for the National Native American Veterans Memorial—the first to recognize the exceptional military service of Native Americans. These servicemen and women are some of the most honored members of their tribes and communities. Across the nation, Native Americans who protect our country and our way of life are recognized publicly as the greatest patriots of all.

Despite this enduring and distinguished legacy spanning two and a half centuries of American history, no national memorial yet exists—Native veterans and those serving today remain unrecognized by any landmark.

With your participation, however, this will soon change.


Important Dates

November 11, 2017 Registration Opens

January 9, 2018 Stage I Entries Due

January 25, 2018 Announcement of Stage II Participants

May 1, 2018 Stage II Design Concept Submittals Due

July 4, 2018 Announcement of Selected Design Concept

November 11, 2020 Veterans Day Dedication of Memorial