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This Place

An comics anthology featuring 21 creators.

Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Sonny Assu, Brandon Mitchell, et al.

Explore the past 150 years through the eyes of Indigenous creators in this groundbreaking graphic novel anthology. Beautifully illustrated, these stories are a wild ride through magic realism, serial killings, psychic battles and time travel. See how Indigenous peoples have survived a post-apocalyptic world since Contact.

Watch for new stories and familiar characters:

  • Métis businesswoman Annie Bannatyne and Louis Riel
  • Oka Crisis, Meech Lake Accord, and Kelowna Accord
  • the Berger Inquiry into the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline
  • Jack Fiddler, an Anishinaabe shaman charged as a serial killer
  • Rosie, an Inuk girl coming of age during WWII
  • wâpanacâhkos, an Indigenous woman sent back from the future to the early 2000s
  • fishing raids and salmon wars in Listuguj, Quebec
  • Francis Pegahmagabow, WWI sniper and veterans' rights activist
  • the impact of the Sixties Scoop and the child welfare system
  • Chief Billy Assu and the potlatch bans in British Columbia

(From Portage and Main Press)

Contributors include: Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Sonny Assu, Brandon Mitchell, Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, David A. Robertson, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Jen Storm, Richard Van Camp, Katherena Vermette, Chelsea Vowel, Tara Audibert, Kyle Charles, GMB Chomichuk, Natasha Donovan, Scott B. Henderson, Ryan Howe, Andrew Lodwick, Scott A. Ford, Donovan Yaciuk and Alicia Elliott.

From the book

An excerpt from Annie of Red River by Katherena Vermette, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson & colour by Donovan Yaciuk from the anthology This Place. (Highwater Press)

Interviews about This Place

David Alexander Robertson: author and contributor. 9:25
New graphic novel anthology, This Place: 150 Years Retold, includes Indigenous perspectives from across Canada. Logan Perley spoke to local Mi'kmaq writer Brandon Mitchell about his contribution. 9:07
This Mi'kmaq comic writer chose the Listuguj salmon raids of 1981 for the story he contributed to This Place: 150 Years Retold, a collection of stories by Indigenous writers. Wolastoqi illustrator Tara Audibert drew the comics for Mitchel's story. 1:00

 

 

 

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