Tag Archives: Graphic Novel

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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David A. Robertson on What Inspired His Story “Peggy” in This Place: 150 Years Retold

David A. Robertson is the author of “Peggy”, a story in the anthology This Place: 150 Years Retold. The story features illustrations and colour art by Natasha Donovan. In his author statement below, David shares why he chose to focus on Francis Pegahmagabow – the most effective sniper of World War I, as well as […]

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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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An Interview with Sonny Assu about “This Place: 150 Years Retold”

Sonny Assu is an interdisciplinary artist whose diverse practice is informed by a deep connection to Kwakwaka’wakw art and culture and melded with western/pop principles of art making. He is one of eleven Indigenous authors who wrote stories for the graphic novel anthology, This Place: 150 Years Old. “Tilted Ground,” illustrated by Kyle Charles and […]

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This Place: 150 Years Retold

Indigenous Creators Focal Point of New Graphic Novel Anthology A new graphic novel anthology from HighWater Press will highlight Indigenous creators including David Alexander Robertson (2017 Governor General’s Literary Award, When We Were Alone), Katherena Vermette (2017 Burt Award, The Break) and Jennifer Storm (2017 CBC Manitoba Future 40). Slated for print in 2019, This […]

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A Launch for Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story

BETTY: THE HELEN BETTY OSBORNE STORY Last evening’s book launch, for award-winning author David Alexander Robertson’s newest graphic novel, took place at McNally Robinson Bookstore in Winnipeg. During David’s heartfelt speech in which he talked about the murdered and missing Indigenous women in Canada, he issued a challenge to all readers of Betty: The Helen […]

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NEW! Three Feathers

We are pleased to announce that Three Feathers by Richard Van Camp is now available. Three young men who have vandalized their community are sentenced to live for nine months on the land. There, they learn to take responsibility for their actions and acquire humility before returning home. But will they be forgiven for what […]

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Sugar Falls: A Residential School Story

Sugar Falls Approved for Saskatchewan Classrooms We are pleased to announce that the graphic novel, Sugar Falls: A Residential School Story, is listed by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education as an approved resource for English Language Arts. Congratulations to author David Alexander Robertson and illustrator Scott B. Henderson. Click on the book cover and buy […]

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7 Generations in Vivid Colour

The 7 Generations Special Edition is Coming Soon! The 7 Generations series is available in one book, and the illustrations are in vivid colour. This colourized edition includes the graphic novels Stone, Scars, Ends/Begins, and The Pact. Watch the book trailer featuring this special edition.

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