Titles focusing on indigenous history and rights dominate the finalists for this year’s Canada Prizes, which recognize scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences.
The shortlist was selected by a jury of professors and administered by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. One English-language and one French-language author each receive a $5,000 prize.
The English finalists are:
- Emilie Cameron, Far Off Metal River: Inuit Lands, Settler Stories, and the Making of the Contemporary Arctic (University of B.C. Press)
- Gerhard J. Ens and Joseph Sawchuk, From New Peoples to New Nations: Aspects of Métis History and Identity from the Eighteenth to Twenty-First Centuries (University of Toronto Press)
- Sean Mills, A Place in the Sun: Haiti, Haitians, and the Remaking of Quebec (McGill-Queen’s University Press)
- Arthur J. Ray, Aboriginal Rights Claims and the Making and Remaking of History (MQUP)
- Donald Wright, Donald Creighton: A Life in History (UTP)
French-language finalists can be viewed here. The two winners will be announced April 10 and honoured at a ceremony during the 2017 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Toronto’s Ryerson University, May 27–June 2.