Regina author Douglas Stewart has been recognized for his work on a little-known residential school in the area.

His book, The Regina Indian Industrial School (1891-1910): Historical Overview and Chronological Narrative, looks at the relatively large residential school that operated just outside of Regina.

Stewart recently received the Academic Book Prize from the Presbyterian Church in Canada’s (PCC) Committee on History at this year’s General Assembly of the PCC at Wilfred Laurier University.

In his book, the Regina author, drew from a wide expanse of archival material to present his work.

The book is separated into two parts; one locating the Regina Industrial School within the wider context of the residential school system and the second depicting the manner in which the school was operated.

We are extremely proud of Douglas Stewart for being recognized with this prestigious literary award,” said Pat Rediger, managing partner of Benchmark Press, in a media release. “Through diligent research, Douglas has helped bring a very important chapter of Saskatchewan’s history to light and this award is a testament to all his hard work.”

Stewart is a Professor of Education at the University of Regina.