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Jay Odjick Brings Algonquin Myths to Graphic Novel, Animated Series

By WAUBEGESHIG RICE
CBC NEWS

February 24, 2016 – Jay Odjick has turned his life-long passion for comic books into a multi-media enterprise that celebrates his Algonquin heritage.

The story of his character Kagagi began as a graphic novel, and it’s now a successful animated television series that airs across North America in both English and his Indigenous language of Algonquin.

“Kagagi is a super hero,” Odjick said. “It’s a modern concept, but it’s grounded in myths and legends from my community.”

He’s from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation in Quebec, and is proud to reflect his community’s culture and language in the show.

‘Hopefully get them interested in learning more about First Nations’

READ FULL ARTICLE: Cbc.ca,. “From Comic Book To TV Series, Jay Odjick Brings Algonquin Culture To New Audiences“. N. p., 2016. Web. 26 Feb. 2016.

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