The Anishinabek Nation has just announced the winner of its 7th annual Debwewin Citation for excellence in reporting on First Nations issues.

Laura Robinson won for her reportage on the 2010 Olympic Winter Games for Anishinabek News, an in-house publication of the Union of Ontario Indians (which, it should be noted, is the secretariat for the Anishnabek Nation). Beginning with the News’ Dec. 2009 issue, through Jan./Feb. and March 2010, Robinson wrote about “Anishinabek and First Nations participants in Games-related cultural activities, and a number of stories and columns that questioned the lack of even a single Aboriginal member of the Canadian team.”

Receiving Honourable Mentions were Toronto Sun columnist Mark Bonokoski for his 15-part ‘Red Road‘ series, and freelance writer/cartoonist Perry McLeod-Shabogesic of Nipissing First Nation.