Code -- a Canadian charitable organization for the advancement of literacy and learning -- announced the winners of the 2015 Burt Award for First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Literature. The award aims "to provide engaging and culturally-relevant books for young people across Canada by recognizing excellence in English-language literary works for Young Adults by First Nations, Métis and Inuit authors." This is the third year the award, administed by the Canada Council for the Arts, has been handed out with winners selected by a jury of Canadian writers.
Congratulations to our members and their authors who received an award this year:
Kegedonce Press & Aaron Paquette for Lightfinder
Roseway Publishing & Frank Christopher Busch for Grey Eyes
The order of the prize winners will be announced on October 22nd at the awards ceremony on the UBC campus, hosted by Shelagh Rogers and author Monique Grey Smith. For more information about the award and to view a full list of this year's winners, please visit the Code Canada website.