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November 4, 2010

Theytus Books has been noted for its Outstanding Business Achievement by the second annual British Columbia Aboriginal Business Awards.



"The businesses selected reflect the remarkable cross-section of enterprise and industry within British Columbia's Aboriginal business sector." said B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell.

An independent jury panel evaluated the submissions based on the viability, sustainability and competitiveness of the business.

"These role models will encourage the next generation of Aboriginal people to bring their entrepreneurial ideas to life." said Barry Penner, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation.

At 30 years old, Theytus is the oldest Indigenous publishing house in Canada, recognized and respected internationally for its contributions to Aboriginal literature.

Since its inception in 1980, Theytus Books has been a leading proponent for Indigenous authors, illustrators and artists. It ensures that their voice and vision are expressed with the highest level of cultural authenticity and integrity.

The BC Aboriginal Business Awards were launched in October 2008 to honour and celebrate business excellence. The BC Aboriginal Awards, are presented by the BC Achievement Foundation an independent foundation established and endowed by the Province of British Columbia to celebrate community services, the arts, humanities and enterprise.

The recipients will be honoured at a gala celebration on Dec. 1, 2010 in Vancouver.

For further information please contact:

Theytus Books Ltd.
Green Mountain Road, Lot 45, RR#2, Site 50, Comp.8
Penticton, B.C.
V2A 6J7
1.250-493-7181 ext 2251


Posted by Administrator User on 04/11/2010 01:07 pm


June 10, 2010

Theytus Book Awards

Theytus is pleased to announce the award nominations, winners and honourable mentions of our books in the Benjamin Franklin Awards, the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, the International Board on Books for Young People, the New York Book Festival, the San Francisco Book Festival and the Paris Book Festival.


The Benjamin Franklin Award is named in honor of America's most cherished publisher/printer, the Benjamin Franklin Awards™ recognizes excellence in independent publishing. Publications, grouped by genre are judged on editorial and design merit by top practitioners in each field.

  • Silver Medal Winner in the Regional Category: People of the Land


The Next Generation Indie Book Awards is “the most exciting and rewarding book awards program open to independent publishers and authors worldwide who have a book written in English”. They have listed three of our titles:

  • Children’s Picture Book Finalist: Just a Walk
  • General Fiction/Novel Finalist: Porcupines and China Dolls
  • Regional Non-Fiction Finalist: People of the Land


The New York Book Festival Competition has listed one of our titles:

  • Children’s Runner-up: I See Me


The San Francisco Book Festival Competition listed four of our books in the following categories:

  • Photography/Art Winner: People of the Land
  • Children’s Honourable Mention: Just A Walk and Chuck in the City
  • Teenage Honourable Mention: Deadly Loyalties

The International Board on Books for Young People is a non-profit organization which represents an international network of people from all over the world who are committed to bringing books and children together. The IBBY Honour List 2010 in the Canadian section for the quality of its translation. The winner will be announced in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on September 9, 2010.

  • Honour List 2010 Nominee: Yamozha and His Beaver Wife


At the Paris Book Festival Competition, our books placed in the following categories:

  • Children’s Runner-up: Just A Walk
  • Children’s Honourable Mention: Chuck in the City


The Rabbits’ Race was selected by the First Nation Communities Read (FNCR) 2010 as a Highlighted Book and will be on its posters and leaflets. To order free posters of the FNCR selections, contact Patty at

  • Highlighted Book: The Rabbit's Race


Posted by Administrator User on 10/06/2010 04:20 pm