Leonard Paul wins 2014 CAA Public Communications Award

Excerpt from letter of congratulations from Canadian Archaeological Association

"On behalf of the Canadian Archaeological Association (CAA), I write to express congratulations on receiving a 2014 Public Communications Award for the book “PÄ«sim Finds her Miskanow.”

Our Public Awards Committee noted that this visually stunning book involved a large collaborative effort, including First Nation community members, early childhood educators, archaeologists, anthropologists, linguists, and historians. They appreciated that it seeks to meld two visions and approaches to Cree culture-history through a work of creative fiction designed to bring the many facets of traditional Cree culture alive for Native and non-Native readers alike, both young and old. The committee found this book to represent an extremely unique and creatively engaging manner of presenting archaeological information to the public.

Your accomplishment will be recognized at the CAA annual meeting in London and posted on the CAA web site. "