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The Inconvenient Indian

book cover image The Inconvenient Indian

Canadian author Thomas King's non-fiction work The Inconvenient Indian is the winner of the 2014 British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction.

The book is a critical and personal meditation that King has conducted over the past 50 years about what it means to be "Indian" in North America. It covers the relationship between non-Natives and Natives in the centuries since the two first encountered each other.

The book is both timeless and timely as each try to understand how we might tell a new story for the future. Well deserving of this popular award.

Other nominees for the 2014 BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction:


Carolyn Abraham

The Juggler's Children: A Journey into Family, Legend and the Genes that Bind Us


J.B. MacKinnon

The Once and Future World: Nature As It Was, As It Is, and As It Could Be


Margaret MacMillan

The War That Ended Peace


Graeme Smith

The Dogs Are Eating Them Now: Our War in Afghanistan