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IVA winner announced


The Indigenous Voices Award (IVA) recipients were announced on National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21, in a virtual gala at 5 pm. 

Congratulations to Zacharias Kunuk for his book, The Shaman’s Apprentice that won in the Published Work in an Indigenous Language category. 

The IVAs were established in 2017 to support and nurture the work of Indigenous writers in lands claimed by Canada. 

Zacharias Kunuk.   Levi Uttak. 2018. Courtesy Isuma Distribution

The Indigenous Voices Awards aim to support Indigenous literary production in its diversity and complexity. The awards honour the sovereignty of Indigenous creative voices and rejects cultural appropriation. The IVA Board endeavours to create opportunities for mentorship, professionalization, and creative collaboration among applicants, jurors, and other members of the Indigenous artistic community when possible. 

For more information, visit: https://indigenousvoicesawards.org/home-page

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