Louis Riel and Gabriel Dumontby
Joseph Boyden's novel Three Day Road was an unforgettable portrait of two Native snipers in World War One. Here Boyden focuses on two warriors in an earlier battle for recognition of Aboriginal integrity: one a messianic Métis as much concerned with God as with protecting his people, the other a canny military strategist.
About the artist
Jane Ash Poitras, RCA, is an internationally acclaimed visual artist whose work has been showcased in numerous exhibitions around the world and can be found in many prestigious public, private, and commercial collections. She is a graduate of the University of Alberta with degrees in microbiology and printmaking, and has a Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Sculpture from New York's Columbia University. She is a longtime lecturer at the University of Alberta and a much-in-demand guest lecturer across North America and overseas. Respected for her generous support of Aboriginal and community causes, her numerous honours include the Alberta Centennial Medal, the National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Arts and Culture, and the University of Alberta Alumni Award of Excellence.