Dundurn Press is thrilled to announce that two of our titles have been shortlisted for the 2023-2024 First Nation Communities READ Award! Aquariums by J.D. Kurtness and Di-Bayn-Di-Zi-Win (To Own Ourselves) by Jerry Fontaine and Don McCaskill. Congratulations to J.D. Kurtness, Jerry Fontaine. and Don McCaskill!
Aquariums by J.D. Kurtness, on our Rare Machines imprint, is an intimate yet wide-sweeping story of a marine biologist working to save ocean ecosystems from climate change. Solaris calls it “a luminous, touching and comforting book.”
Di-Bayn-Di-Zi-Win (To Own Ourselves) by Jerry Fontaine and Don McCaskill explores the importance of the Ojibway-Anishinabe worldview, use of ceremony, and language in living a good life, attaining true reconciliation, and resisting the notions of indigenization and colonialization inherent in Western institutions.
First Nation Communities READ (FNCR) is the Ontario First Nation Public Library Community’s contribution to the reading movement. Launched in 2003 by the First Nations Public Library Community in Ontario with support from the Ontario Library Service, it promotes a community-based approach to reading. Learn more about the awards here.