Established in 1987, this award is given in memory of poet Milton Acorn. It recognizes an outstanding people's poet annually. The recipient receives a medallion (modelled after the one given to Milton Acorn), and $250.
2000: Ken Babstock, Mean
1999: Barry Butson, East End Poems
1997: Chris Faiers,
1996: Louise Halfe, Bear Bones & Feathers
1990: Evelyn Lau, You Are Not Who You Claim
previous winners (does anyone know the years for these??):
John B. Lee