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Hoehn wins Saskatchewan Book Award for scholarly writing

Photo (l to r):  Dean Richard Kleer, Faculty of Arts, University of Regina, Felix Hoehn and Dean Volker Greifenhagen, Luther College, University of Regina

Felix Hoehn, assistant professor at the College of Law, was recently honoured with the Luther and University of Regina Arts Award for Scholarly Writing for his latest book, Reconciling Sovereignties: Aboriginal Nations and Canada.

“I’m thrilled to win this award,” says Hoehn, who is especially glad that winning the Scholarly Writing Award will bring his book to a wider audience than just Aboriginal law scholars.

“I hope that this publication will contribute to the reconciliation between Aboriginal peoples and Canada by promoting a legal framework based on equality and a reciprocal recognition of sovereignty,” says Hoehn, adding that he believes reconciliation can ultimately allow Aboriginal Canadians to take an equal part in the political and economic development of Canada.”

Hoehn also extends his gratitude to the many volunteers and sponsors of the Book Awards, as well as the support he received in developing the publication. “I owe a huge debt to the publisher, the Native Law Centre at the University of Saskatchewan, and editor Zandra Wilson in particular,” explains Hoehn. “They have been wonderful to work with, and have contributed greatly to the success of this book. I also really appreciate the support my book has received from the College of Law.”

The award was presented at the 20th annual Saskatchewan Book Awards ceremony on April 27 at the Conexus Art Centre in Regina.

Learn more about Hoehn’s award winning publication.

Photo credit: Dale Williams