Indigenous Graphic Novels Provided to Schools

Dale Kirby, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, stated yesterday in the House of Assembly that schools across the province have a new addition.

Five Indigenous graphic novels in a series entitled “Tales from Shadow River” written by award-winning author, David Alexander Robertson are now part of schools.

It is the hope that the historical fiction novels will highlight Indigenous history and culture in Newfoundland and Labrador.

In 2016, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development officials consulted with Indigenous groups within the province to identify potential topics for a series of historical fiction novels based on our rich Indigenous heritage.