Maya Cousineau Mollen’s work wins an Indigenous Voices Award
EVOQ is proud to announce that our colleague Maya Cousineau-Mollen has won an Indigenous Voices award in the French-language Poetry category for her collection, Bréviaire du Matricule 082 . Maya won the award ex-aequo with Marie André Gill who was recognized for her work, Chauffer le dehors. A great pan-Canadian recognition for our friend. Her home community, Ekuanitshit of the Innu Nation, also celebrated her achievement which shines a light on First Nations literature.
The Indigenous Voice Awards were created in 2017 to support and nurture the work of First Nations and Inuit writers. They are intended to support Indigenous artistic communities and to resist the individualism of performance culture. As such, the Indigenous Voices Board of Directors strives to create opportunities for mentorship and creative collaboration among candidates, jurors and other members of the Aboriginal arts community, whenever possible.