University of Regina
Kinesiology and Health Studies professor James Daschuk received four awards for
his book, Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of
Aboriginal Life, at the recent 2014 Saskatchewan Book Awards held in Regina.
The book was published by the University of Regina Press. It has been
shortlisted for the Clio Award for Prairie History, the Sir John A. Macdonald
Prize in Canadian History, and the Libris Award for non-fiction book of the
year. Métis author Lisa Bird-Wilson’s debut short story collection, Just
Pretending, is the winner of the University of Regina Saskatchewan Book of the
Year Award. Bird-Wilson also won the SaskPower Fiction Award and the Rasmussen,
Rasmussen and Charowsky Aboriginal Peoples' Writing Award, while Just
Pretending also won Coteau the First Nations University of Canada Aboriginal
Peoples' Publishing Award.