KDCA LEADERSHIP SERVICES RECOGNITION AND AWARDS TITLES

Background

Based on a proposals by former council of Elders, the KDCA Central Committee in its meeting in July 2008 took time to deliberate and finally agreed that the following considerations be made by the Koisaan to confer Titular Awards in various categories for the official recognition of Kadazandusun Leadership and Services within the purviews of the Koisaan (KDCA):

Awards Categories:

No. Categories Description
1. HUGUAN SIOU Huguan Siou is the highest awards given to an individual for his commendable and outstanding services in the promotion of the objectives of the Kadazandusun Cultural Association as outlined in its By-Laws. only one (1) award shall be geven out in this category to an individual who is proclaimed as paramount leader of the Kadazandusun people.
2. BULAWAN SIGAH This is the second highest award to an individual as a recognition and appreciation for his active participation in promoting the objectives of the Kadazandusun Cultural Association. Only three (3) awards to five (5) awards shall be given out in this category and (1) of them to succed the "Huguan Siou" when the time comes subject to endorsement by the KOisaan Delegate Conference. The number of awardeeds for this category shall not exceed seven (7) at any one time. 
3. TINDARAMA This award shall be geven out to an individual for his/her participation in promoting the objectives of the Kadazandusun Cultural Association. Five (5) to Seven (7) awards of this category shall be awards of this category shall be awarded to selected individual at one time and the number shall be limited to thirty (30). 
4. MOGKOKOUNAN To be awarded to an individual in recognition and appreciation for his/her outstanding participation in promoting the Kadazandusun culture in line with the Kadazandusun Cultural Association objectives. Only seven (7) to fifteen (15) awards of this category would be geven out at one time and should be limited to fifty (50) in numbers. 
5. MINTONG Awarded to an individual for his/her support and contribution towards the promotion of the objectives of the Kadazandusun Cultural Association. Fifteen (15) to twenty five (25) awards at one time and limited to sixty (60) at any one time.
6. SUSUKUON Twenty five (25) to fifty (50) awards at one time and limited to eighty (80) at any one time. 
7. RINDAWAN Twenty five (25) to fifty (50) awards at one time and limited to one hundred fifty (150) at any one time.

 

It was proposed that except for the Huguan Siou Titular Award, the rest should be done annually and presented at Nunuk Ragang in conjunction with the Nunuk Ragang Heritage Festival and Huguan Siou's Anniversary Celebration. (c) HAK KDCA 120708

In a KDCA Central Committee meeting on the 8th April 2016, only two types of awards which is the Bulawan Sigah and Tindarama are to be awarded starting 2016. Otherwise the other awards will be determined later.

NB: The KDCA Honorary Award Committe headed by Datuk Claudius Roman will now need to develop the Koisaan's Illustrious Awards from the last proposal by Datuk Patrick Michael. But for the purpose of recognizing and appreciating the special roles and contributions of the 7 founder members of KCA in 1963, the Bulawan Sigah had been agreed by the current KDCA Central Committee as befitting them to be awarded in conjunction with the KDCA Golden Jubilee Celebration. Tindarama award has also been adopted an awarded to one deserving candidate.

Supporting Documents for the Proposed KDCA Services & Recognition Awards Titles.

A. Qualifying Criteria

1. Past and present members of KCA/KDCA who have shown significant contribution and outstanding services towards the development and advancement of KDCA.
2. Commendable and outstanding services in promoting the objectives of the Kadazandusun Cultural Association as outline in its By-Laws.
3. Most Active KDCA Divisional/Branch Chairman/Vice Chairman/Secretary/Treasurer/Sub-Committee.. (i.e.) initiative and leadership, activities done, most up-date reports made to KDCA Headquarters and so forth.
4. Support and contributions towards achieving KCA/KDCA goals & objectives.

 

B. Guidelines for Awards. 

1. The nomination for any awards given during the annual Nunuk Ragang celebration must be submitted on the appropriate entry form. 
2. Five copies of the entry forms must be received by the Awards Committee Chairperson fifty (50) days to the Annual Recognition day. 
3. Each entry must be sealed in an envelope clearly marked for the appropriate classification of the Award submitted form. 
4. The Chairman of the Award Committee shall be President of the Kadazandusun Cultural Association. 
5. An award Committee will be appointed by the Awards Committee Chairperson to judge the entries.
6. Any member of the Kadazandusun Cultural Association is eligible to enter or propose a nomination for these Award. 

 

Merits are based on:-

1. Participation and significant interest shown in promoting the objectives of the Kadazandusun Cultural Association. (40 points)
2. Contribution & achievement pertaining to the aforesaid objectives. (30 points)
3. Character and integrity. (20 points) 
4. Other. (10 points) 

These guidelines may be amended, improved or changed if deemed necessary.

C. Award Certificates and Decorations (Tanda do Gaa om Basaan)

1. HUGUAN SIOU (Highest  / 1st Class Awards)
  a. Kisigah tapantang om kibasaan di kivotik do koubasanan.
  b. Kisolindang tinandak (Traditional Sash) om pointangkil do gozong/padang di kivotik do koubasanan.
  c. Kisokot do Medal tanda do Gaa

 

2. BULAWAN SIGAH (Second Class Award)
  a. Kisigah tapantang om kibasaan di kivotik do koubasanan.
  b. Kisolindang/misuvai mantad doun Huguan Siou om kisokot Medal tanda do Gaa
  c. Sunduk Koubasanan montok tongondu. 

 

3. TINDARAMA (3rd Class Award)
  1. Kisigah om kibasaan koubasanan miampai solindang di tiingoton om kisokot Medal tanda do Gaa.
  2. Sunduk Koubasanan montok tongondu.