“Indigenous language revitalization is a powerful goal that elevates the important link between language, development, and reconciliation.”
Scott Walter, CODE Executive Director
Ottawa, December 9, 2019 — To celebrate and to honour the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages, CODE is proud to announce the shortlist for the new Indigenous language award for young adult fiction. This is part of the CODE Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Young Adult Literature.
This is the first-ever Indigenous language award for young adult literature in Canada. The shortlisted titles in alphabetical order include:
- Inconvenient Skin by Shane Koyczan, written in English and Cree with translation by Soloman Ratt. Illustrations by Joseph M. Sanchez, Jim Logan, Kent Monkman, and Nadya Kwandibens. Published by Theytus Books.
- Those Who Run in the Sky by Aviaq Johnston, translated into Inuktitut by Blandina Tulugarjuk. Illustrations by Toma Feizo Gas. Published by Inhabit Media.
- Three Feathers by Richard Van Camp, translated into Slavey by Doris Camsell. Illustrations by K. Mateus. Published by Highwater Press an imprint of Portage and Main.
The English language shortlisted titles in alphabetical order are:
- The Case of Windy Lake by Michael Hutchinson. Published by Second Story Press.
- Moccasin Square Gardens by Richard Van Camp. Published by Douglas & McIntyre.
- Those Who Dwell Below by Aviaq Johnston, illustrations by Toma Feizo Gas. Published by Inhabit Media.
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