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Northwest Resistance

A comic by Katherena Vermette.

Katherena Vermette, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson, colour by Donovan Yaciuk

Echo Desjardins finds herself in a period of turmoil. The bison are gone, settlers from the East are arriving daily, and the Métis and First Nations of the Northwest face hunger and uncertainty as their traditional way of life is threatened. The Canadian government has ignored their petitions, but hope rises when Louis Riel returns to help. However, battles between Canadian forces and the Métis and their allies lead to defeat at Batoche. Through it all, Echo gains new perspectives about where she came from and what the future may hold. (From Highwater Press)

Katherena Vermette is a Governor General's Literary Award-winning poet and bestselling novelist based in Winnipeg. Her books include North End Love SongsThe Break and river woman.

Artists Scott B. Henderson and Donovan Yaciuk were contributors to the first two books in the graphic novel series.

Interviews with Katherena Vermette

Author Katherena Vermette brought along her baby girl Ruby when she dropped by our studio in Toronto to take The Next Chapter's Proust questionnaire. 4:35
Katherena Vermette started out with poetry, wrote a national bestselling book and is now delving into the world of graphic novels. It was a book she didn't even know she wanted to write. 8:42

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