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Tanya Talaga shortlisted for $42K Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding – CBC

Sep 14, 2020

Ojibwe journalist and writer Tanya Talaga is on the shortlist for the Nayef-Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding for her book All Our Relations.

The £25,000 ($42,376.88 Cdn) prize annually recognizes a nonfiction book that promotes “global cultural understanding.” It’s organized by the British Academy.

All Our Relations — part of the 2018 Massey Lectures — investigated the alarming rise in youth suicides in Indigenous communities. The book is a call for action and justice for Indigenous communities and youth. The book was also based on Talaga’s Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy series, which she completed when she was working as an investigated journalist at the Toronto Star.

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