Montana Indian Athletic Hall of Fame

Honoring Those That Came Before Us...

We want to thank everyone that played a part in making this year's Induction Ceremony a reality! The list is long, which shows that so many believe in the success of the MIAHOF and recognize the need to acknowledge the legends within our Tribal Nations on and off the playing field, court, and arena.

Many thanks to Voyd St. Pierre and the Rocky Boy Schools for allowing us to join their tournament this year. Thanks for all the support and especially the food, cake and drinks they provided at the ceremony!

Thanks to MSU-Northern for setting us up with a space to host the event! Thanks to Coach Shawn Huse for working with us and the great words to start us off! Much appreciation to Northern and their continued support in recruiting our talented Tribal Athletes!

Thanks to Chontay Standing Rock, his hand drum and his crew on providing powerful songs! Thanks to Gerald Stiffarm for the prayer and support. Thanks to Lesa Evers and Kiahna Wetzel for taking pictures! Thanks for the donations! Every little bit helps in keeping this amazing Hall of Fame going.

Most importantly, THANKS TO THE INDUCTEES AND THEIR FAMILIES! We really had a great time together! Cheers to many more events.

Pictures and videos will be uploaded soon.

 

2104 Induction Ceremony will be in December location to be decided. Keep the nominations coming. Download the form here for Nominations! Mail or email them in or message us on Facebook!

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2012 Hall of Fame Induction Page is up!

The 2012 Hall of Fame Induction was on December 6, 2012 at the MSUB Downtown Campus in Billings, MT. We had roughly 300 people attend! Thank you all for your support!

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The hall of fame is the creation of Don Wetzel, Sr. a former Cut Bank and University of Montana standout and coach. It came out of a talk he had with his father about 10 years ago concerning the need to recognize Indian athletes.
The Hall of Fame will bring the past to the present, showing the youth and the native communities that we have our own legends among us and for those that have past, we will restore their memory and accomplishments.
This has never happened for the Native Athletes of our state and with so many great athletes and teams representing Indian Country, this is definitely necessary.
The Hall will recognize college and high school athletes, coaches and teams from all sports venues that have documented accomplishments. All-State, All-American, State Championships and MVPs. Record breakers and record holders that made their community proud during their amazing championship runs.

"I started looking at the '20s and '30s and found there were all-state teams and I never knew about those players and coaches," Wetzel said. "I felt the need to bring them out and recognize them. There were some that were just legends that will pop to the front."

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Thanks to everyone for supporting this year's event! See you all soon.

~Don Wetzel, Sr.