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SWCC presents Brett D. Huson with Youth Book Award during Science Week

10 Sep 2018 10:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Date and location:

Thursday, September 20
7:00 p.m.
Millennium Library
Ah kha koo gheesh reading-in-the-round space
Main Floor
251 Donald St.
Winnipeg, Manitoba



SWCC presents Brett D. Huson with Youth Book Award during Science Week

Author Brett D. Huson won the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada Youth Book Award 2018 for his book The Sockeye Mother.

Huson will read the book and SWCC board-member Jay Whetter will present the award September 20 at 7:00 at Winnipeg’s Millennium Library.


The Sockeye Mother explores the intricate connection between the sockeye salmon, the Gitxsan people, and British Columbia’s Skeena River valley. The book presents the life cycle of the sockeye salmon, introduces readers to basic Gitxsan words and is beautifully illustrated with traditional formline art.

Brett D. Huson (Hetxw’ms Gyetxw) is from the Gitxsan Nation, an Indigenous people from an unceded territory in the northwest Interior of British Columbia. He now lives in Winnipeg.

The reading is one of many events planned across Canada to recognize Science Literacy Week (www.scienceliteracy.ca).