Native Writers' Contest


This contest was run under the sponsorship of the Saskatchewan Chapter of the IODE and with the cooperation of the Federation of the Saskatchewan Indians, Metis Society of Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the Saskatchewan Department of Culture and Youth and the Provincial Library. Prizes were offered in each of four categories: biography, history, humour, and fiction for manuscripts written in English, Eskimo, or an Indian language. They had to be the work of a native author, on a native theme, and directed to native youth. While the contest was open to adults and children, only the adult winners have been identified. The winning works were translated and published by the Provincial Library.

Sponsor/Organisme responsable:
Saskatchewan Chapter of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire
Federation of the Saskatchewan Indians
Metis Society of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Arts Board
Saskatchewan Department of Culture and Youth
Saskatchewan Provincial Library
Jurisdiction/Champ d’application:

Genre/Genre: Juvenile/Jeunesse,

Year/Année Author/Auteur Winning work/Oeuvre primée
1975 Louise Moine My Life in a Residential School
1976 Louise Moine Remembering Will Have to Do
1977 George Johns Survival
1977 Judy Bear The Legend of Big Bear, Little Bear and the Stars

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