This first year he picked out three pieces of their work, and donated them to IANE.
At the time, the IANE Alberta board was looking for a way to adorn the binders given to delegates of their national conference held at the end of May.
The three works were then sold by silent auction at the IANE national conference.
Hanson is considered to be the "Godfather" of IANE.
Hanson, IANE president Dan Highway, and Elaine Wagner, who nominated Fontaine, presented the award.
Ahenakew was one of the leading players in the creation of IANE.