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Saskatchewan. students participating in an Aboriginal comic book workshop

The First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) is hosting an art workshop to teach youth skills through a popular medium: comics.

Summer camp is a three-day program where students learn the artistic techniques needed to create comic books, as well as the intricacies of creating thoughtful native characters.

Students will also have the opportunity to learn from Shaun Beyale, a renowned artist who has worked for Marvel comics.

“I just want to share my experience, being an indigenous person, I just want to show them that with hard work and dedication, you can do whatever you want,” Beyale said.

Students attending the camp are thrilled to hear about Beyale’s experiences.

“Just how he got there. As he is an aboriginal and I too, I would like to know how he got there,” said Judy Missens, a student at the workshop.

“Being a person of color has its challenges because there are people who will turn their backs on you or be rude to you, or have very low expectations for you, and be able to move past that and do those big things. is a good thing to do.”

This is the first time that FNUniv has organized a workshop of this kind, and the organizers hope that it will not be the last.