The members of the Native American Literature Symposium board are excited to announce the winners of the 2017 Beatrice Medicine Published Monograph and Essay Awards and the Electa Quinney Award for Published Stories.

The 2017 winner of the Beatrice Medicine Award for Published Monograph is Brandy Nālani McDougall for her book Finding Meaning: Kaona and Contemporary Hawaiian Literature (University of Arizona Press)

The 2017 winner of the Beatrice Medicine Award for Published Academic Essay is Jan Johnson for her essay “‘We Were All at Wounded Knee’: The Engaged Resistance of Folk and Rock in the Red Power Era” from the collection Indigenous Pop: Native American Music from Jazz to Hip Hop edited by Jeff Bergland, Jan Johnson, and Kimberli Lee (University of Arizona Press).

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

The 2017 winner of the Electa Quinney Award for Published Stories is Delphine Red Shirt for her book George Sword’s Warrior Narratives: Compositional Processes in Lakota Oral Tradition (University of Nebraska Press).

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).

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