The members of the Native American Literature Symposium board are excited to announce the winners of the 2016 Beatrice Medicine Published Monograph and Article Awards and the Electa Quinney Award for Published Stories.

The 2016 winner of the Beatrice Medicine Award for Published Monograph is Stephanie Fitzgerald for her book Native Women and Land: Narratives of Dispossession and Resurgence (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2015).

The 2016 winner of the Beatrice Medicine Award for Published Academic Article is Susan Bernardin for her essay “Acorn Soup Is Good Food: L. Frank, News from Native California, and the Intersections of Literary and Visual Arts” (Studies in American Indian Literatures 27.3, 2015).

The Beatrice Medicine Awards are funded by the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University (www.reddcenter.byu.edu).

The 2016 winner of the Electa Quinney Award for Published Stories is Mini Aodla Freeman for the edited collection of stories Life Among the Qallunaat, edited by Keavy Martin, Julie Rak, and Norma Dunning.

The Electa Quinney Award is funded by the Electra Quinney Institute for American Indian Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (www.uwm.edu/eqi).

Nominations for the 2017 Beatrice Medicine Awards and the Electa Quinney Award are now open. Please email Margaret Noodin with full citation information for your nomination. All nominations must be submitted by January 15, 2017.

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