The Nation won two awards and one honourable mention at the annual gala of the Quebec Community Newspaper Association on June 2.

Our coverage of last summer’s Echoes of a Proud Nation Pow Wow in Kahnawake won the award for Best Photo Essay. The pix were taken by Neil Diamond, Ernest Webb and William Nicholls.

The award for Best Investigative News Story went to an article last August about Hydro-Quebec contracts by Dan Robins.

And “Inside the Evil Empire,” Will’s account of The Nation’s trip to LG-2, got an honourable mention for Best Feature Story.

We’d also like to congratulate The Eastern Door of Kahnawake, which is also in the association. They walked away with four honourable mentions—Best Political Cartoon, Best Sports Story, Best Newspaper Promotion and Best Overall Newspaper.