New graphic novel helps dispel myths, give people better understanding of Indigenous cultures

Comic books have not traditionally been very friendly to Indigenous communities. In fact they often invoke images of savagery.

APTN National News
Comic books have not traditionally been very friendly to Indigenous communities. In fact they often invoke images of savagery.

But that has been changing in recent years.

As APTN’s Dennis Ward reports, a new graphic novel aims to help people gain a better understanding of Indigenous cultures in Canada.

 

Host, Producer / Winnipeg

Dennis is Metis from southern Manitoba. After spending a decade working in TV in Alberta and Ontario, Dennis returned to Manitoba to join APTN’s Winnipeg bureau as reporter/correspondent in September 2014. In 2016, he won a Canadian Association of Journalists award for his story A Soldier Scorned for APTN Investigates. In 2017, he became a host/producer for APTN National News and Face to Face. In 2020, Dennis and co host Melissa Ridgen were nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best News Anchor, National.