London, Ontario September 18th, 2017 – The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians, its gambling program in partnership with its HIV-AIDS program, will be debuting an Indigenous made comic at the Forest City Comic-con on September 23rd. The booklet features a double-sided comic created to help bring awareness on indigenous issues. One is about HIV awareness with the heroine Nurse Hope. On the other side a girl named Raven learns a hard lesson about gambling and how her community is there for her.
The comic was created to help educate people about some of the problems some face within indigenous communities. More importantly there are solutions to the problems in the form of friends, family, and community programs. The comic was drawn by indigenous artist Sonawahes Antone, backgrounds by Maximum Creative Inc. and with portions of the funding provided by The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, AIDS and Hepatitis C Programs.
The comic will debut at the Forest City Comic-con on September 23rd at the London Convention Center at the A.I.A.I. display table. Come by to get your own copy and also present will be the artist to provide an autograph.