Billy-Ray Belcourt wins a 2018 Indigenous Voices Award

Date: Jun 6, 2018

Billy Ray Belcourt has won an Indigenous Voices Award for most significant work of poetry in English by an emerging Indigenous writer.

Fellow Alberta-based literary artist Joshua Whitehead was also one of three artists nominated in this category. 

The Indigenous Voices Awards is a national program established in 2017 to celebrate emerging Indigenous writers. There are seven categories, which include works in English, French and Indigenous languages, and recognizes both published and unpublished work.

 The 2018 Awards were judged by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Gregory Scofield, Jean Sioui and Richard Van Camp.

The winners were announced on May 29, 2018, in Regina, SK. The prizes for published work are $5,000 each and the prizes for unpublished work are $2,000 each.

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!