A last minute decision to submit a poem for a writing competition has won a Junior Canadian Ranger from the remote Cree community of Peawanuck a prestigious Indigenous writing award.
“I’d wrltten a couple of poems before,” said Junior Ranger Nova Gull, 16. “And then I wrote (the winning entry) and everyone liked it. At the last moment, we decided to enter it for the competition.”
That required typing it out, putting it an e-mail to Timmins, where it was printed, and rushed to a mail box just before the midnight deadline for entries.