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Cherie Dimaline’s book The Marrow Thieves receives the top prize for Indigenous Young Adult Literature

Nov 29, 2018

Thousands of copies of the three winning titles of the CODE Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Young Adult Literature will be distributed to youth through this unique literary award’s book purchase and distribution program.
Ottawa, November 2018 —


CODE proudly announced the three shortlisted titles for the 2018 CODE Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Young Adult Literature

Sep 20, 2018

CODE proudly announced the three shortlisted titles for the 2018 CODE Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Young Adult Literature during the 2018 Turtle Island Reads launch event at McGill University, Montreal on September 19, 2018 during the on-campus Indigenous Awareness Week.


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Announcing the partnership between the NRC and CODE

Mar 19, 2018

CODE and the National Reading Campaign (NRC) is pleased to announce that the NRC is the new adjudication partner for the CODE Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Young Adult Literature program.


CODE’s Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Young Adult Literature Now Receiving Submissions

Dec 18, 2017

CODE’s Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Young Adult Literature is now accepting submissions for the 2018 competition.


2017 CODE’s Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Young Adult Literature Announced

Nov 23, 2017

The 2017 winners of this unique literary award and literacy initiative were announced at the 5th Annual CODE's Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Young Adult Literature Ceremony on Thursday, November 23, 2017.


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Shortlist for CODE’s 2017 Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Literature Announced

Sep 24, 2017

CODE is proud to announce the shortlist for its 5th annual Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Young Adult Lit.


Burt Award Winning Writer Augie Merasty Passes Away at 87

Feb 28, 2017

CODE is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Joseph (Augie) Merasty, co-author of The Education of Augie Merasty – A Residential School Memoir – one of last year’s winning titles of CODE’s Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Young Adult Literature.


2016 Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature Ceremony

Oct 24, 2016

Truth, Reconciliation and Hope powerful themes at this year’s Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature.


CODE’s 2016 Burt Award for First Nation, Inuit and Métis Literature Winners Announced

Oct 13, 2016

A literary award and literacy initiative like no other


Finalists for CODE’s 2016 Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature Announced

Sep 13, 2016

A literary award and literacy initiative like no other


CODE Celebrates National Aboriginal Day with Burt Award Announcement

Jun 21, 2016

We're excited to announce that this year, CODE’s 4th Annual Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature ceremony will be hosted in collaboration withFirst Na


Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley win 2015 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit literature

Oct 22, 2015

Indigenous authors celebrated before Vancouver audience comprised of hundreds of young people, educators and community leaders.


2015 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature Winners Announced

Oct 14, 2015

Inspiring Indigenous Youth: Winners of the 2015 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature Announced


CODE Expresses Commitment to the TRC Calls to Action

Jun 04, 2015

In the wake of the closing of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and the publication of its findings, the Board of Directors of CODE and the CODE Foundation and associated staff wish to express their commitment to following the Calls to Action made by the Commission.


Monique Gray Smith Wins 2014 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature First Prize

Sep 27, 2014

The 2014 winners of a unique literary award that provides thousands of First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth across Canada with access to culturally-relevant, engaging books every year were announced on September 27th.


CODE Announces 2014 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature Finalists

Sep 03, 2014

Unique initiative spreads the joy of reading to Aboriginal youth with engaging books
In the lead up to International Literacy Day, CODE is proud to announce the 2014 finalists for its Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature.


Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature Featured in First Nations Resource Magazine

Sep 02, 2014

First Nations Resource Magazine's Fall 2014 issue featured an article about the first year of the Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature. Consult the issue here


Submissions for the 2nd Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature are now being accepted!

Mar 21, 2014

Submissions for the 2nd Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature are now being accepted!
Eligible manuscripts and books published between 1 May 2012 and 30 April 2014 must be submittedby publishers no later than 1 May 2014.


7,500 culturally-relevant books distributed to Aboriginal youth through CODE's Burt Award

Jan 14, 2014

Thanks to CODE's Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature, 7,500 copies of three books written by Aboriginal authors have been made available for free to Aboriginal youth across Canada.


Richard Wagamese Wins Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature First Prize

Oct 02, 2013

Ottawa, October 2nd, 2013 −The first winners of a unique literary award that will provide thousands of First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth across Canada with access to culturally-relevant, engaging books were announced on October 2nd.


Finalists for CODE’s Inaugural Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature Announced

Sep 04, 2013

In the lead up to International Literacy Day, CODE is proud to announce the finalists for its inauguralBurt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature.
The shortlisted titles, selected by a jury composed of Canadian writers administered by the Canada Council for the Arts, are (in alphabetical order):