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Diversity Book Awards

Non-fiction Awards: Native American Studies

Beatrice Medicine Award scholarship in American Indian studies (Native American Literature Symposium / Charles Redd Center for Western Studies)

2019: Jenny Davis, Talking Indian: Identity and Language Revitalization in the Chickasaw Renaissance (University of Arizona Press, 2018). 

2018: Elizabeth Hoover, The River Is in Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community (University of Minnesota Press, 2017).   

2017: Brandi Nalani McDougall, Finding Meaning: Kaona and Contemporary Hawaiian Literature (University of Arizona Press, 2016). 

2016: Stephanie Fitzgerald, Native Women and Land: Narratives of Dispossession and Resurgence (University of New Mexico Press, 2015).

Prize for Studies in Native American Literatures, Cultures, and Languages outstanding scholarly work in the field of Native American literatures, cultures, and languages (Modern Language Association)

2018-2019: Christopher J. Pexa (University of Minnesota) Translated Nation: Rewriting the Dakhóta Oyáte  (Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2019) 

2016-2017: David A. Chang (University of Minnesota), The World and All the Things upon It: Native Hawaiian Geographies of Exploration (Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2016). 

Fiction Awards: Native American Studies

Electa Quinney Award story creators who continue the tradition of teaching through narratives often crossing the boundaries of genres, formats and disciplines (Native American Literature Symposium / Electa Quinney Institute for American Indian Education) 

2019: Terese Marie Mailhot, Heart Berries: A Memoir (Counterpoint Press, 2018). 

2018: Linda LeGarde Grover, Onigamiising: Seasons of an Ojibwe Year (University of Minnesota Press, 2017). 

2017: Delphine Red Shirt, George Sword’s Warrior Narratives: Compositional Processes in Lakota Oral Tradition (University of Nebraska Press, 2016).   

2016: Mini Aodla Freeman, Life Among the Qallunaat (University of Manitoba Press, 2015).