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Langley teen takes top-10 spot in Aboriginal writing challenge

A top-10 winner of the Canadian Aboriginal Writing Challenge hails from Langley, the Dominion Institute  has announced.

Fifteen-year-old Tiffany Rain placed in the top 10 and will be awarded a cash prize for her submission Diary of Winter Mirage.

The Challenge, in its third year, encourages Aboriginal youth (14-29) to write a short story about a defining moment or event in Aboriginal history.

  “The Canadian Aboriginal Writing Challenge receives a great number of short stories from talented writers across Canada,” said Alison Faulknor, acting director of the Dominion Institute.

“Each year, we are overwhelmed by the creative, brave and sensitive way that these young people tackle a broad range of topics.

“All of our young writers used the Writing Challenge as a way to make meaning of events that are significant to all Canadians.”

 Winners are selected from two age categories — ages 14-18 and 19-29.

The contest was inspired by the publication of the Dominion Institute’s Our Story, a short story compilation that includes contributions by some of Canada’s leading Aboriginal authors, Tantoo Cardinal, Tomson Highway and Thomas King.

Many of these authors sit on the jury for the Writing Challenge and help to select the winning entries each year.

 The Dominion Institute is a national charitable organization dedicated to promoting Canadian history and civic culture (www.dominion.ca) 

 Visit www.our-story.ca to learn more about Tiffany and to read her story.

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