The 76th Tekakwitha Conference was held Alexandria, LA with the theme of St. Kateri Embraces the Wetlands. Participants gathered for prayer, song, dance, and varied workshops in order to venture deeper into the heart of Christ through their patroness, St. Kateri Tekakwitha. The BCIM presented its annual award. Fr. Dave Korth (pictured in white) was presented the Msgr. Ketcham Service Award for his work at the St. Auguatine Indian Mission in the Archdiocese of Omaha. Fr. George Winston received the St. Katharine Drexel Evangelization Award on behalf of the Red Cloud Indian School in the Diocese of Rapid City. The Love is Our Mission family plaque was given to Rudy and Leona Gonzales who live in the Diocese of Buffalo on the Tuscarora Reservation.