The winners will be announced during a virtual event on June 15.
An online awards ceremony will be held Oct. 16.
More than 200 viewers tuned in to the livestream of the virtual awards ceremony over the weekend.
Each winner receives $2,000.
The award will cover an Indigenous student’s tuition for the 18-month master of publishing program.
Each finalist will receive $6,000 and the winner will receive $60,000.
Seven months after their traditional October announcement, the 70 finalists for the 2020 Governor General’s Literary Awards were announced on May 4.
The winner of the $15,000 prize will be announced on June 4.
Winners will be announced on June 21, National Indigenous Peoples Day.