The Canadian Oral History Association (COHA) Prize is awarded to an outstanding example of oral history practice.



Kristina R. Llewellyn & Nicholas Ng-A-Fook, eds. Oral History and Education, Palgrave, 2017.

kristina_r._llewellyn_.jpgnicholas_ng-a-fook.jpg In a timely study of the intersections of oral history and education, Oral History and Education presents a rigorous discussion of the activism involved in the practical use of oral history in the classroom. This an exemplary work that will be consulted by both oral history practitioners and educators. It marks a significant development in the oral history field and will be a key text in the discipline for years to come.






Ronald Rudin, Kouchibouguac: Removal, Resistance, and Remembrance at a Canadian National Park. 


The COHA Prize Committee is pleased to recommend Kouchibouguac: Removal, Resistance and Remembrance at a Canadian National Park (Ronald Rudin) and the accompanying website, Returning the Voices to Kouchibouguac Park ( for the 2017 COHA Prize.  This project demonstrated exemplary work in the field of oral history and represents a significant contribution to the dissemination of oral history through the published word and the Internet.  This project deserves to be recognized for its use of oral history in a way that brings to light an under-represented story in Canada’s history.  




Iaona Radu, Healing in Chisasibi.

iaona_radu.jpgThe winner of our inaugural prize exemplifies the spirit of community engagement and respectful collaboration.  The project is one with a timely and relevant topic whose results are disseminated in an accessible, media-rich website.  The prize committee thought that the project was the most representative of best practice, innovation, and ethical research.


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