Sponsored by Periodical Marketers of Canada, The PMC Indigenous Literature Award comes with a cash prize for each author. Congratulations to this year's winners.
Selected Titles in the Children's Category- We Dream Medicine Dreams by Lisa Boivin. Published by Highwater Press and Little Bear in Foster Care by S.P. Joseph Lyons. Published by Indigenous Education Press.
Lisa Boivin is a member of the Deninu Kue First Nation and the author/artist of two books, We Dream Medicine Dreams and I Will See You Again. She is an interdisciplinary artist and a PhD candidate at the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.
S.P. Joseph Lyons is an Anishinaabe Algonquin children's author. He writes fantasy, Sci-Fi, and romance. He is a public speaker and an Indigenous education advocate.
Selected Title in the Young Adult/Adult Category-Indigenomics: Taking a Seat at the Economic Table by Carol Anne Hilton. Published by New Society Publishers. Carol Anne Hilton is of Nuu chah nulth descent from the Hesquiaht Nation on Vancouver Island. With an extensive career in business, Carol Anne is recognized for her contributions to business and economics, particularly in value creation in Indigenous economies.
The First Nation Communities READ program is the Ontario First Nation Public Library Community's contribution to the popular reading movement. Launched in 2003, FNCR encourages family literacy and intergenerational knowledge transmission. The program also promotes the publication, sharing, and understanding of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit voices and experiences.