AV News reporter Wawmeesh Hamilton won first place in the historical writing category at the 2013 BCYCNA MA Murray Awards in Richmond on April 20. Hamilton won for his story about the province’s apology to the Hesquiaht First Nation for the historical hanging of one of their ancestors.

Hesquiaht story earns news award for Alberni reporter

AV News reporter Wawmeesh G. Hamilton has won the Neville Shanks Memorial Award for Historical Writing for the Hesquiaht apology story

Alberni Valley News reporter Wawmeesh G. Hamilton has won the Neville Shanks Memorial Award for Historical Writing, a provincial journalism award, for his coverage of the Hesquiaht apology in 2012.

Hamilton’s article, Hesquiaht seek vindication over historical hanging, gave a comprehensive look at the history behind the event as well as present-day reaction from ancestors and politicians on the importance of the apology today.

In his acceptance speech, Hamilton dedicated his win to his late father Clifford, whose own love of newspapers fueled Hamilton’s love of journalism.

Hamilton also won bronze for best news feature photo in our circulation category (4,000–12,499) from the Canadian Community Newspapers Association.

The Alberni Valley News received a blue ribbon from the CCNA for general excellence in our circulation category /(6,500–12,499), which is the second year in a row we have received such national recognition.

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