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Richard Wagamese wins First Nation Communities Read competition

First Nation Communities Read has revealed Richard Wagamese’s Indian Horse (Douglas & McIntyre) as the winner of the annual community-reading program.

Chosen from more than 35 submissions, a jury of librarians from First Nation public libraries in Ontario called Indian Horse “strong, humane, and engaging.”

Now in its 10th year, the First Nation Communities Read program was developed to promote and increase awareness of aboriginal authors and illustrators, and to encourage family literacy, inter-generational storytelling, and the understanding of aboriginal voices and experiences.

Public libraries in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, B.C., the Yukon, and Northwest Territories will promote the program with a poster featuring Indian Horse. Wagamese will visit First Nation communities in Ontario and participate in other First Nation Communities Reads activities.