We designed and illustrated the document Broken Trust with the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD). This book presented unique challenges as it addressed serious racial issues but still had to be approachable to the general public.
For the illustrations we focused on the story of the bear throughout the book as bears are depicted as protectors in some Indigenous cultures. The path of the bear is displayed throughout the book as the book seeks to address future protection for the Indigenous population in Thunder Bay.
Ontario’s Independent Police Review Director Gerry McNeilly holding Broken Trust book. Image from Washington Post.