The 2013 Jeanne Clarke Local History award for publication was presented to Vanderhoof’s Good Neighbours Committee for two of its published works: Saik’uz and Settlers: A Weave of Local History and In Sight of Sinkut Mountain: Celebrating Diversity in the Nechako Valley.
Saik’uz and Settlers is a series of stories and written memories of the Saik’uz First Nation and the early settlers and Mennonite families who came to Vanderhoof in the early 1900’s. In Sight of Sinkut Mountain details the lives of the Dakelh First Nation people dating back to the late 1700s, when the first explorers came to the Nechako Valley. Both publications include well-researched sections on local history and chronicle the lives of the diverse peoples of the Nechako Valley.
Michelle Roberge and Charlyne Smilinski accepted the award on behalf of the Committee.