REVEAL Indigenous Art Award Winners

REVEAL Indigenous Art Award Winners
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The winners of the REVEAL Indigenous Art Awards have been announced, with 150 artists each receiving $10,000—for a total of $1.5 million in cash awards disbursed. The aim of this one-time-only REVEAL prize? To “fuel Indigenous arts practice for the next 150 years,” says the Hnatyshyn Foundation. Practitioners in a wide range of art forms are being honoured, including visual artists, media artists, craftspeople, musicians, writers, storytellers, dancers and actors.

We rounded up books from ALU authors and playwrights honoured with the REVEAL Award and brought them here for your reading pleasure. For a full list of the winners in all disciplines, see here: View books in this list

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By Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler

In 1872, dinosaur hunters become embroiled in a battle over the discovery of fossils in Northern Ontario as their excavation crews are driven mad by a bizarre and terrifying illness.Over a hundred years later, Church and his family show signs of the same monstrous affliction. ... Read more

Halfling Spring

By Joanne Arnott
Illustrated by Leo Yerxa

In Halfling Spring>/i>, a series of notes unfolds the dance of desire versus trust through a long season of actual and metaphorical springtime. Award-winning poet Joanne Arnott explores love, intimacy, and family, with a focus on electronic connections (internet love). Transiting ... Read more

Dreary and Izzy

By Tara Beagan

1975, Lethbridge Alberta. When the Monoghan sisters lose their parents in a car accident, Deirdre remains as the sole caregiver to her older sister, Isabelle. Just as Deirdre is poised to enter university and begin exploring, for the first time, her own future and independence, ... Read more

nakamowin sa for the seasons

By Rita Bouvier

Rita Bouvier's third collection of poetry is a response to the highs and lows of life and represents an attempt at restoring order through embracing others, reconciling the traumas caused by the deep scars of history, and soaring beyond life's awkward and painful moments in ... Read more

Huff & Stitch

By Cliff Cardinal

In huff, brothers Wind, Huff, and Charles are trying to cope with their father’s abusive whims and their mother’s recent suicide. In a brutal reality of death and addiction, they huff gas and pull destructive pranks. Preyed upon by Trickster and his own fragile psyche, Wind ... Read more

Gentle Habit, A

By Cherie Dimaline
Edited by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

The inspiration for the collection comes from American Poet Charles Bukowski who wrote "In between the punctuating agonies, life is such a gentle habit. " Following this theme of extraordinary ordinariness, A Gentle Habit is a collection of six new short stories focusing on ... Read more

Size of a Fist

By Tara Gereaux

Living in a small working class town has never suited Addy, so after a summer working as a janitor at the local hospital, she is more than ready to move to the city. When the night before her move finally arrives, Addy’s bags are packed, she has visited all her favourite spots ... Read more

Ernestine Shuswap Gets Her Trout

By Tomson Highway

Based on a deposition signed by 14 Chiefs of the Thompson River basin on the occasion of a visit to their lands by Canadian Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier in 1910, Ernestine Shuswap Gets Her Trout is a ritualized retelling of how the Native Peoples of British Columbia lost ... Read more

Where the Blood Mixes

By Kevin Loring

Where the Blood Mixes is meant to expose the shadows below the surface of the author’s First Nations heritage, and to celebrate its survivors. Though torn down years ago, the memories of their Residential School still live deep inside the hearts of those who spent their childhoods ... Read more

Staging Coyote's Dream Volume 1

Edited by Monique Mojica & Ric Knowles

An anthology of First Nations drama in English, Staging Coyote's Dream is the first anthology of First Nations plays to be published in Canada. It brings together ten major plays by First Nations playwrights living in Canada and the United States. The collection will be required ... Read more