Delighted to learn that Ni'n na L'nu: The Mi'kmaq of Prince Edward island (Acorn Press), co-written with Jesse Francis, is short-listed for an Atlantic Book Award and for a PEI Book Award. Winners of categories to be announced May 21 at Atlantic Book Awards Gala in Charlottetown.
Maryka Omatsu was born in Hamilton, Ontario in 1948 and was educated at the University of Toronto (M.A.) and Osgoode Hall Law School in 1975. She is Canada's first Asian woman judge--appointed in 1993. She was the former chair of the Ontario Rights Tribunal and was an adjudicator for the Law Society Clients' Fund. She practised environmental, human rights, criminal and immigration law in Toronto for 15 years. She was also a counsel to the National Association for Japanese Canadians in their struggle for redress.