“These six young writers represent exactly what this award is intended to encourage. They have taken their own unique experiences and married them with their creative writing talent to create stories that move us and expand our understanding of one another.” -The Honourable James K. Bartleman, Former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
Every year up to six Aboriginal students each receive the award of $2,500, a framed certificate, and a trip for them and two guests to attend the awards ceremony. Congratulations to the 2014 winners:
for her poem that compares Canada to a playground.
for her poem about the beauty in what we often call our flaws.
for her essay on multiculturalism in Canadian society and the role of Aboriginal peoples.
for her story about a girl born with one blue eye and one brown eye.
for his short story about same-sex relationships and the struggle for acceptance from family.
Jada Sofeafor her essay on hope in her community of Webequie.