Tag Archives: Katherena Vermette

IMMERSIVE HISTORY: BRINGING THE PAST TO THE PRESENT WITH AUTHOR KATHERENA VERMETTE AND ARTIST SCOTT B. HENDERSON

Written by Serge Desrosiers We spoke with author Katherena Vermette and illustrator Scott B. Henderson about what it takes to bring history alive in a book like Road Allowance Era. Coming out at the end of April, the fourth and final entry in the A Girl Called Echo series follows a Métis teenager gifted with […]

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International Women’s Day Author Roundup

At Portage & Main Press/HighWater Press, not only are we proud to collaborate with incredible, groundbreaking women authors, but we are honoured to share their incredible work. In recognition of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, keep reading to learn about some incredible women authors and their accomplishments. Sara Florence Davidson Sara Florence Davidson […]

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Authentic Indigenous Content for Ages 13–18

With the new school year just around the corner, we’ve heard from teachers like you looking to include Indigenous perspectives in your curriculum. Grades 7–12 are tumultuous years for all students, and a time when kids are especially vulnerable to bias. These titles help Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth process tough concepts while offering a more […]

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How Do Graphic Novels Get Made? The Making of “Northwest Resistance”

Echo sketch

Northwest Resistance is the third volume in the graphic novel series A Girl Called Echo. Written by Katherena Vermette, with illustrations by Scott B. Henderson and colours by Donovan Yaciuk, Northwest Resistance follows thirteen-year-old Echo Desjardins, a Métis teen who finds herself slipping back and forth through time. As Echo drifts between the modern day […]

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Using the “A Girl Called Echo” Series to Spark Discussion in Your Classroom

Is the past ever truly behind us? In the A Girl Called Echo series, a thirteen-year-old Métis girl named Echo Desjardins finds herself immersed in the historical events that have shaped her identity. The series, written by Katherena Vermette with illustrations by Scott B. Henderson and colours by Donovan Yaciuk, follows Echo as she slides […]

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Look, Then Look Again: Remarks on KC Adams’ Perception: A Photo Series

Art has always been a catalyst for social change. It’s one thing to bring awareness to a cause, or appeal for a change to the word of law. It’s quite another to use an artistic medium to dismantle harmful, pervasive stereotypes. In KC Adams’ Perception: A Photo Series, she asks her audience to question their […]

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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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