"The Land is Our Greatest Teacher"

Richard Van Camp’s Three Feathers as a Land-Based Pedagogy for Indigenous Masculinities


  • Aman Kaur Virk University of Western Ontario


This paper explores Richard Van Camp's graphic novel, Three Feathers, as a pedagogical guide for refusing colonial impositions of masculinity and justice and rooting these in Indigenous ideals instead. The community’s process of restorative justice in the novel shows a land-based pedagogy that teaches the young men how to care and how to be cared for— both of which are essential to their own healing and the healing of their community.