Congratulations to six young writers from Ontario's First Nations communities who have won the first ever Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Award.
See below for highlights from the press release, courtesy the CNW Group:
The James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Award gives
Aboriginal youth an opportunity to showcase their writing abilities. Some of
the winning entries included writings about nature, family relationships, and misconceptions about Aboriginal people.
The award recipients each receive $2,500 and a trip to the Canadian Aboriginal Festival in Toronto.
The recipients are:
- Emily Big Canoe, age 17, from Georgina Island near Barrie
- James Fisher, age 11, from Thunder Bay
- Begiizhik Nahwegahbow, age 10, from Birch Island near Sudbury
- Sarah Remus, age 12, from Bearskin Lake, a fly-in community in
- Cheyanne Sainnawap, age 14, from Wunnumin, a fly-in community in
- Dustin Sutherland, age 19, from Chelmsford near Sudbury.