Freelance writer Sharon Weatherall and director of communications for the Union of Ontario Indians, Maurice Switzer.

Freelance writer Sharon Weatherall and director of communications for the Union of Ontario Indians, Maurice Switzer.

Freelance writer Sharon Weatherall receives a Debwewin Citations plaque from Maurice Switzer, director of communications for the Union of Ontario Indians. Weatherall was recognized for her extensive body of journalism published for the Anishinabek News about life in Chimnissing – Beausoleil First Nation – an estimated 100 stories over the past eight years. The Debwewin Citations are the first awards to be  presented for excellence in storytelling about First Nations issues. In English, debwewin is often translated into “truth”, but it literally means “to speak from the heart”.