William Dumas and Rhian Brynjolson - Writer-Producer category

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William Dumas and Rhian Brynjolson, for their books Amō's Sapotawan and The Gift of the Little People (2022, Highwater Press).

These books represent outstanding contributions in collaboration and communication that support insight and appreciation of Canadian archaeology, particularly within their Northern Manitoba Asiniskaw Īthiniwak (Rocky Cree) ancestral lands settings. The books are designed to teach young people about the old ways. The committee describes them as beautifully illustrated and refreshingly melding Indigenous storytelling and discussions of belongings (artifacts) in relation to place.