2021 Speaker’s Book Award winner is announced

TORONTO, November 18, 2021Indigenous Toronto: Stories that Carry this Place, edited by Denise Bolduc, Mnawaate Gordon-Corbiere, Rebeka Tabobondung, Brian Wright-McLeod (Coach House Books, 2021) is the winning entry for the 2021 Speaker’s Book Award. The Honourable Ted Arnott, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, made the announcement at a virtual ceremony last night.

Indigenous Toronto: Stories that Carry this Place is a unique anthology that brings together contributions by Indigenous Elders, scholars, journalists, artists and historians to explore the history of Toronto as a place of uninterrupted Indigenous presence and nationhood over a twelve thousand-year history. It also delves into the vibrant Indigenous culture and presence that thrives in the city today.

Indigenous Toronto: Stories that Carry this Place will be available for sale at the Legislative Gift Shop and featured in the Legislative Library.

Launched in 2012, the Speaker’s Book Award recognizes non-fiction works by Ontario authors reflecting the diverse culture and rich history of the province and of its residents.

For more information on the award, visit the Speaker’s Book Award web site. For media inquiries contact Jennifer Pain, Manager, Strategic Communications and Education Services, Parliamentary Protocol and Public Relations, at media@ola.org or 416-325-7500.