Aboriginal Authors Receive Awards

Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 15:33



Three young writers in the province are being honoured.


The Dominion Institute has declared its list of winners in the 2009 Canadian Aboriginal Writing Challenge.


A band member from the Beardy’s Okemasis First Nation was recognized in the 14-to-18-year-old category.


Sixteen-year-old Damon Cameron’s story about Aboriginal war veteran Tommy Prince was selected as a winning entry.


Meantime, 14-year-old Nelson Martell of the Waterhen Lake First Nation also won a prize for his work, entitled “Driver’s Seat”.


And 28-year-old Night Keepness was recognized among the adult contestants.


The Ochapowace band member’s story “Young, Aboriginal, Missing” was included in the winners list.