Indigenous Arts & Stories competition Deadline March 31 2019

Indigenous Arts & Stories competition-Deadline

“…Ready to enter the Indigenous Arts & Stories competition online? Great! The deadline for entry is March 31. The contest is open to Canadians of Indigenous ancestry (self-identified Status, Non-Status, Inuit and Métis) between the ages of 6 and 29.
You may enter online or by mail…”

“… Indigenous Arts & Stories
Indigenous Arts & Stories (formerly the Canadian Aboriginal Writing and Arts Challenge) was born in 2005 out of the success of Our Story: Aboriginal Voices on Canada’s Past published by Doubleday Canada in which nine leading Indigenous authors from across the country, including Tantoo Cardinal, Tom King and Drew Hayden Taylor, contributed a short fictional story about a defining moment in Indigenous history. The program quickly became the largest and most recognizable creative writing competition in Canada for Indigenous youth.
In 2010, Historica Canada (formerly The Historica-Dominion Institute) announced the expansion of the program into arts, making the competition available to a new audience of Indigenous youth – those who are not writers, but instead express themselves through painting, drawing and photography. We believe that the expanded program gives start to the next generation of both great Indigenous authors and artists. Indigenous Arts & Stories has earned large scale support from the Indigenous arts and literary community, including those that comprise the patrons and advisory committee. More than 3,000 emerging Indigenous writers and artists from every province and territory in Canada have participated in the contest since 2005.
The program is organized by Historica Canada, the largest independent organization devoted to enhancing awareness of Canadian history and citizenship. For more information, visit …”
“…Prêts pour enregistrer pour Arts et récits autochtones en ligne? Fantastique!
La date limite est le 31 mars. Le concours est ouvert aux Canadiens d’origine autochtone (auto-identifient, inscrit, non inscrit, Inuit ou Métis) et être âgé entre 6 et 29 ans…..”

“…Arts & récits autochtones (anciennement le Concours de rédaction et d’arts pour autochtones) est né en 2005 du succès de Our Story: Aboriginal Voices on Canada’s Past, publié par DoubleDay Canada.
Dans cet ouvrage, neuf grands auteurs autochtones provenant de partout au pays, dont Tantoo Cardinal, Tom King et Drew Hayden Taylor, ont rédigé une nouvelle sur un épisode déterminant de l’histoire autochtone. Depuis lors, le concours est devenu l’épreuve de rédaction la plus importante et la plus identifiable qui soit destinée à la jeunesse autochtone du Canada. Il a obtenu l’appui à grande échelle des membres des milieux artistiques et littéraires autochtones, dont les membres d’honneur et du comité consultatif. Depuis 2005, plus de 3 000 écrivains et artistes autochtones émergents de tous les territoires et les provinces du Canada ont participé au concours.
En 2010, Historica Canada (anciennement l’Institut Historica-Dominion) a annoncé l’expansion de ce concours. Cette expansion rend le concours accessible à un nouvel auditoire de jeunes Autochtones : ceux qui, au lieu d’écrire, s’expriment par la peinture, par le dessin et par la photographie. Nous croyons que l’enrichissement du concours donne naissance à une nouvelle génération de grands auteurs et de grands artistes autochtones.
Le programme est organisé par Historica Canada, le principal organisme indépendant dont la mission consiste à mieux sensibiliser la population à l’histoire et à la citoyenneté canadiennes. Pour tout complément d’information, veuillez consulter le site à l’adresse….”


NorthWords Writer’s Festival May 31 – June 3, 2012

CBC Northbeat is a Proud Sponsor of NorthWords Writer’s Festival May 31 – June 3, 2012

northwoods-promo.jpgNorthWords NWT holds an annual festival every year the first weekend in June, which allows established and emerging northern authors to share the stage with renowned Canadian authors. The festival supports writers through workshops, mentoring and literary contests.

This year, NorthWords Festival is featuring 2010 Giller Prize Linden Macintryre, host of CBC’s The Fifth Estate. Linden recently released his latest book “Why Men Lie”. In addition, other special authors include:

  • James Bartleman, author of As Long as the Rivers Flow, a novel on the intergenerational impact of the residential school experience on the current epidemic of youth suicide in Northern Ontairo.
  • Michael Yahgulanaas who uses graphic narratives to communicate a world view particular to the Haida. He is known for the Haida Manga.
  • Dawn Dumont, a comedian of Cree and Metis descent whose first book Nobody Cries Bingo was published in 2011.
  • Margaret Macpherson, an award-winning poet and author of both fiction and non-fiction, originally who grew up in Yellowknife.
  • Richard Van Camp, a proud Tlicho Dene from Fort Smith, NWT who has earned international acclaim as a writer of short stories, children’s books and novels.
  • Jamie Bastedo, a Yellowknife writer of both fiction and non-fiction who specializes bringing science to the people.
  • Annelies Poole, a Yellowknife writer whose funny take on life in the country has entertained readers for many years.
  • Cathy Jewison, a Yellowknife author whose short stories see the humor in northern life.

A program will be released within the next couple of weeks.

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