Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature
The Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature is a Canadian literary award, presented annually to works judged to be the best works of young adult literature published by indigenous writers in Canada. The award is sponsored by the Canadian Organization for Development through Education (CODE), a Canadian charitable organization devoted to literacy and education, and philanthropist William Burt, and administered by the Canada Council. Several other organizations, including the Assembly of First Nations, the Métis National Council, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the National Association of Friendship Centres and the Association of Canadian Publishers, are also involved in the award's administration.
|Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature|
|Awarded for||Excellence in Canadian indigenous literature for youth|
|Presented by||Canadian Organization for Development through Education|
The award presents a first prize of $12,000, a second prize of $8,000 and a third prize of $5,000 annually. In addition to the prize money, CODE purchases 2,500 copies of each of the prize-winning titles, for free distribution to indigenous community libraries, schools and community centres across Canada as part of the foundation's literacy program.
In June 2019, CODE announced that in addition to the existing award for English language literature, it will be expanded to incorporate a second award for works published in indigenous languages.
- Richard Wagamese, Indian Horse
- Tara Lee Morin, As I Remember It
- James Bartleman, As Long As the Rivers Flow
- Monique Gray Smith, Tilly, a Story of Hope and Resilience
- Thomas King, The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America
- Bev Sellars, They Called Me Number One
- Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, Skraelings
- Frank Christopher Busch, Grey Eyes
- Aaron Paquette, Lightfinder
- Patti LaBoucane-Benson and Kelly Mellings, The Outside Circle
- Joseph Auguste Merasty and David Carpenter, The Education of Augie Merasty
- Katherena Vermette, The Break
- Susan Currie, The Mask That Sang
- Aviaq Johnston, Those Who Run in the Sky
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- "Richard Wagamese wins Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature". Quill & Quire, October 3, 2013.
- Jane van Koeverden, "New $6K literary award to honour YA books written in an Indigenous language". CBC Books, June 10, 2019.
- "Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley win 2015 Burt Award". Quill & Quire, October 26, 2015.
- "Graphic novel The Outside Circle wins $12K Burt Award". CBC Books, October 13, 2016.
- "Katherena Vermette wins CODE’s 2017 Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Young Adult Literature". Quill & Quire, November 24, 2017.
- "Cherie Dimaline's The Marrow Thieves wins $12K CODE Burt Award for Indigenous young adult literature". CBC Books, November 29, 2018.