Peace Pipe Dreams by Darrell Dennis wins PMC Aboriginal Literature Award

TORONTO, June 10, 2015 /CNW/ - First Nation Communities Read (FNCR) and Periodical Marketers of Canada (PMC) are pleased to announce the winner of the 2015 PMC Aboriginal Literature Award:

  • Peace Pipe Dreams: The Truth about Lies about Indians, by Darrell Dennis, published by Douglas & McIntyre.

The Aboriginal Literature Award, inspired by the goals of the FNCR program, recognizes creators of outstanding Aboriginal literature and supports the objectives of PMC's Foundation for the Advancement of Canadian Letters (FACL). The annual award of $5,000 is provided through a FACL funding commitment. PMC, with FNCR jurors on hand, will present the award to Darrell Dennis at 3:30 pm on Wednesday June 24, at the National Aboriginal Day celebrations at Yonge Dundas Square in Toronto, Ontario.

A jury of librarians from First Nation public libraries in Ontario, with support from the Southern Ontario Library Service, selected Peace Pipe Dreams from more than 19 titles submitted by Canadian publishers. The jury agreed that the book is an important one that dispels myths and untruths about Aboriginal people in Canada.  The author tackles such complicated issues such as religion, treaties, and residential schools with knowledge, tact and humour, leaving readers with a greater understanding of our complex Canadian history.

Periodical Marketers of Canada (PMC) is the national association of magazine and paperback book distributors. First Nations Communities Reads (FNCR) is a public library commitment in support of aboriginal reading and literature, with the support of the Southern Ontario Library Service (SOLS).

SOURCE Periodical Marketers of Canada

For further information: Issued by: Barry Francis, 416.447.7908, barry@franciscommunications.com

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