Shannon Webb-Campbell

Shannon Webb-Campbell

Newfoundland is a humbling and infuriating paradox.


The Healers

While I was home in Newfoundland this past summer, I was given a copy of a series of graphic novels by David Alexander Robinson dubbed Tales from Shadow River, illustrated stories about Indigenous people (Highwater Press). The Healer: Mary Webb, retells the life of my paternal great-great-grandmother, Mary Webb, a Mi’kmaq healer and midwife to 700 babies around Bay St Georges on NL’s west coast.

Letter to Joey Smallwood

Dear Joey: I'm still here and mixed Mi'kmaq after all these years You're long dead, yet Confederation couldn't stop Newfoundland's ongoing colonial violence. You continued so unapologetically, telling Ottawa there are no red Indians--