Edwin is facing an uncertain future. Only by learning about his family's past - as warriors, survivors of a smallpox epidemic, casualties of a residential school - will he be able to face the present and embrace the future. 7 Generations: A Plains Cree Saga follows one Indigenous family over three centuries and seven generations. This epic, four-part story is told in graphic-novel format with illustrations in vivid colour. Originally published as a four-part graphic novel series; Stone, Scars, Ends/Begins, and The Pact.
David A. Robertson is an award-winning writer. His books include When We Were Alone (winner Governor General’s Literary Award), Will I See? (winner Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Award Graphic Novel Category), Betty, The Helen Betty Osborne Story (listed In The Margins), and the YA novel Strangers. David educates as well as entertains through his writings about Indigenous Peoples in Canada, reflecting their cultures, histories, communities, as well as illuminating many contemporary issues. David is a member of Norway House Cree Nation. He lives in Winnipeg.
Scott Henderson has worked as an illustrator for comics, portraiture, and advertising art. He is author/illustrator of the sci-fi/fantasy comic, The Chronicles of Era and has illustrated two comics for the Canadian Air Force’s For Valour series, the bestselling graphic novel series 7 Generations, selected titles from the Tales From Big Spirit series, and the graphic novels, Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story and Eisner-award nominee, A Blanket of Butterflies.
"...David weaves an engrossing and unforgettable story with the precision of a historan and the color of a true Indigenous storyteller."
- Rosanna Deerchild, author, This Is a Small Northern Town
"...a masterpiece of traditional knowledge; a powerful gift to share!"
- Betty Ross, Elder, Cross Lake First Nation
Healing lies in knowing our past, not just of our lives, but also the distant past of our ancestors. The interweaving movements from present to past and past to present are like waves of cleasing waters waching in to the present, and back out to that distant past. It's mesmerizing."
- Beatrice Mosionier, author, In Search of April Raintree
"...a powerful message through image and work [that] will engage readers in an historical and insightful story...."
- David Booth, author and educator
"...Reconciliatrion is about respect...and self-respect is where it starts. A good story is worth tellin, and when told well is worth reading. Especially this one."
- Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair, Truth and Reconciliation Commision of Canada