Katherena Vermette's new book explores Indigenous identity through sci-fi

Vermette's work explores themes of Indigenous youth and identity. But her new work, Pemmican Wars, frames these themes using an entirely different medium — a sci-fi graphic novel.
Her newest book is called Pemmican Wars. (Courtesy of Katherena Vermette)

Originally published December 6, 2017

Author Katherena Vermette is perhaps best known for her award-winning novel The Break, about the sexual assault of a young Metis woman from the perspective of people in her community. Now, she's exploring similar themes pertaining to Indigenous youth, culture and identity, but in an entirely different medium. Pemmican Wars is a sci-fi graphic novel that follows a 13-year-old girl who discovers her Metis history through time travel. Today Vermette joins Tom Power to discuss her new graphic novel on q.

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