For Del’s Truck Guuduniia La Boucan won the 2017 Cedric Literary Award in the category First Nations writing.
More than 400 writers from across British Columbia have participated in the competition since 2015. This year alone there were more than 80 candidates and the awards program expanded to include writers from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Yukon.
Awards Executive Director Veronica Osborn says: “What distinguishes our writing competition is that we do not demand an author have already had success before sending us their work. Rather, we seek to inspire the most experienced group of unpublished Canadians in our country’s history to share their creativity, perspectives and accumulated knowledge, to create a library of national treasures to inspire every generation.”