2002 for Shell Shaker, Fiction, from Before Columbus Foundation, American Book Award, NYC.
2006 for Evidence of Red, Poetry, from the Oklahoma Book Award.
2010-2011 Awarded a J. William Fulbright Scholar, University of Jordan, Amman.
2012 Awarded the Tulsa Library Trust’s “American Indian Author Award” at Central Library, Tulsa, OK.
2012, Named United States Artists, Ford Fellow, United States Artists Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.
2012, Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas.