Online campaign to raise funds for indigenous writers tops 45000

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first_imgCondemnations followed, as did the resignation of Write editor Hal Niedzviecki. But his idea was championed by former National Post editor Ken Whyte, who tweeted he would “donate $500 to the founding of the appropriation prize if someone else wants to organize.” Advertisement Robin Parker began the project Monday May 15th, after a contentious article in Write magazine advocated for more cultural appropriation in Canadian literature and suggested there be an appropriation prize. Advertisement Parker’s proposed award is described as a way to “help support and nurture the work of indigenous youth.” Login/Register With: Advertisement TORONTO — A campaign to raise money for a prize recognizing emerging indigenous writers has blown well past its $10,000 goal. There are two months left in the fundraising campaign. As of Thursday morning, the Emerging Indigenous Voices award has raised over $45,000 from nearly 700 backers on the crowdfunding site Indiegogo. “The award is crowdfunded because every person, big or small, wealthy or modest in means, can make a difference. We are all the richer when there is space for all of our voices to join the conversation,” says Parker’s online pitch. Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img

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