Tag Archives: Katherena Vermette

This Place: 150 Years Retold, Writers Round Up

Fanned promotional postcards for the graphic novel anthology This Place 150 Years Retold

This Place: 150 Years Retold is a powerful, groundbreaking graphic novel anthology of 10 untold stories. It’s an enthralling journey through magic realism, serial killings, psychic battles, and time travel. With eleven authors and eight illustrators, this one-of-a-kind work may reshape what you think you know about Canada. Here are the authors who contributed to […]

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An Interview with KC Adams, Creator of Perception: A Photo Series

KC Adams is a Cree/Ojibway/British Winnipeg-based artist who graduated from Concordia University with a B.F.A in studio arts. Currently an instructor in Visual and Aboriginal Art at Brandon University, her work has appeared in solo and group exhibitions, as well as in permanent collections both nationally and internationally. She is also the author and creator […]

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Katherena Vermette on Writing About Annie Bannatyne in This Place: 150 Years Retold

 Katherena Vermette is the author of “Annie of Red River” in the graphic novel anthology This Place: 150 Years Retold. The story features artwork created by Scott B. Henderson and was coloured by Donovan Yaciuk. In her author statement below, Katherena shares insights into the woman behind her story. * * * * Annie Bannatyne was […]

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How to Include “A Girl Called Echo” in your Louis Riel Day Classroom Studies

It’s Louis Riel Day! Make History Relevant for Your Students Using “Red River Resistance” A graphic novel for ages 12+ Louis Riel Day offers a terrific opportunity to introduce your students to Indigenous authors and books that commemorate the life of Louis Riel and offer an own voice account to historical events. Red River Resistance from […]

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Celebrating “I Love to Read Month” with a contest!

February is just around the corner, which means national “I Love to Read Month” is almost here! For many Canadian educators, “I Love to Read Month” is an opportunity to promote a love of reading and being read to by others. It’s also a great opportunity to explore titles relating to the TRC’s Calls to […]

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Goodbye summer – hello conferences, book launches, and more!

It’s been a busy September at Portage & Main Press! With the arrival of fall comes back-to-school time – and lots of book orders! We love sharing the work of our incredible authors and illustrators with you, and just know that our resources will be big hits in the classroom. Summer may be over but […]

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Our Gift to You

A Free Activity for The Seven Teachings Stories series by Katherena Vermette illustrated by Irene Kuziw Background Information The Seven Sacred Teachings are a group of teachings that originated with the Anishnaabe of North America. These teachings have been adopted by many Indigenous peoples. Said to have come from the grandfathers, or wisdom keepers, and […]

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Powwow Counting In Cree, Some Images

Powwow Counting in Cree book launch highlights My grandmother speaks Cree, but never taught her grandchildren. In high school, instead of taking Native Studies, I took a Cree language class and learned to speak it very well. Years went by, I moved away, went to University, and eventually realized I had lost the language. In […]

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