Edmonton woman pens graphic novel about aboriginal gang violence and healing – CBC

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Edmonton woman pens graphic novel about aboriginal gang violence and healing – CBC

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 2015397 Views

Apr 28, 2015

Author used her experience as counsellor to craft main character

The Edmonton author of a graphic novel hopes young aboriginal people will find hope and healing through her story.

Patti Laboucane-Benson wrote The Outside Circle, now available in some stores, in collaboration with illustrator Kelly Mellings

It’s the story of Pete, a young aboriginal man wrapped up in gang life in Edmonton who winds up in jail and, through a unique healing program, realizes he needs to make changes in his life.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-woman-pens-graphic-novel-about-aboriginal-gang-violence-and-healing-1.3052758

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