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Canadian Aboriginal History Prize

Published on December 9, 2013

Prize Announcement

As the chair of the committee of the Canadian Aboriginal History Prize of the Aboriginal History Studies Group - - an affiliated committee of the Canadian Historical Association ( - - chosen to adjudicate the Canadian Aboriginal History Book Prize, I am pleased to solicit submissions for the award for English or French language scholarly books with a publication date of 2013 in the area of Canadian Aboriginal History. Criteria by which the committee evaluates entries include that historical analysis form the central basis of the book’s approach (i.e. attention to historical context, primacy of historical sources be they oral, textual, or material; belief in the integrity of the past on its own terms; situated within relevant historiography); that it may feature innovative methodology or creative use of source materials, including respect for Aboriginal epistemologies alongside or in conjunction with academic scholarship and established academic canon; and that it demonstrates excellence overall, including, of course, the effective and compelling nature of the book’s thesis.

To enter this competition, I kindly ask that a copy of any book you wish to be considered for this prize be sent to each of the following three committee members by 31 January 2014. The committee will notify the author and the publisher of the winning book by 15 April 2014, with the presentation of the award taking place at the CHA’s Annual Meeting in late May 2014.

Dr. Susan Neylan (

 2014 Canadian Aboriginal History Book Prize Committee:

 Dr. Susan Neylan
CHA Aboriginal History Book Prize Committee Chair
Department of History
Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Ave W.
Waterloo, ON, Canada, N2L 3C5

Dr. Leslie Robertson
Department of Anthropology
University of British Columbia
6303 NW Marine Drive
Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6T 1Z1

Dr. Susan Roy
Department of History
University of Waterloo
200 University Ave W.
Waterloo, ON, Canada, N2L 3G1

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