Book Awards Held With Metis Theme

Monday, December 01, 2008 at 13:05



The 2008 Saskatchewan Book Awards held in Regina this past Saturday had a distinct Aboriginal flavour.


Award-winning author and activist Maria Campbell was the guest speaker during the Metis-themed evening, which also included renowned Metis fiddler John Arcand and his wife Vicki.


Former Saskatchewan Poet Laureate Louise Bernice Halfe was a double winner for her book of poetry, The Crooked Good — which received both the Saskatoon and First Peoples’ Publishing Awards.


Veteran writer James Youngblood Henderson received the Scholarly Award for his work, Treaty Rights in the Constitution of Canada.