Indigenous Voices Awards Winners

Ghost Lake by Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler (Kegedonce Press) won the 2021 Indigenous Voices Award for the Published Prose in English: Fiction category, announced June 21, National Indigenous Peoples Day, in a virtual gala. Other categories included Unpublished Prose in English, Published Poetry in French, Published Work in an Indigenous Language, and many others.

Established in 2017 “to support and nurture the work of Indigenous writers in lands claimed by Canada,” the initial fundraising efforts led by Robin Parker and Silvia Moreno-Garcia generated C$116,565 in four months. Each year the prizes fluctuate depending on available funds. This year they awarded C$39,000 and received record-breaking submissions.

For more information, including the full list of winners, the video of the ceremony, and rules for entry, see the official IVA website.

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