Four days ago, the 2015 winners of the Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature were announced. This award, inaugurated in 2013 recognizes excellence in English-language literary works for Young Adults by First Nations, Métis and Inuit writers. The Burt Awards are a part of CODE's mandate to "support(s) literacy and learning in Canada and around the world" (Retrieved from http://www.codecan.org/code on November 19, 2014.)
The jury process for this award is overseen by the Assembly of First Nations, the Métis National Council, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the National Association of Friendship Centres, the Association of Canadian Publishers, and the Canada Council for the Arts.
This year, the prizes were $12,000 for First Prize, $8,000 for Second Prize and $5,000 for Third Prize.
Congratulations to the following winners:
by Rachel & Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley
by Frank Christopher Busch
by Aaron Paquette