Table of contents

v Foreword
Alicia Elliott

2 Annie of Red River
Katherena Vermette
Illustration: Scott B. Henderson
Colours: Donovan Yaciuk

28 Tilted Ground
Sonny Assu
Illustration: Kyle Charles
Colours: Scott A. Ford

54 Red Clouds
Jen Storm
Illustration & Colours: Natasha Donovan

82 Peggy
David A. Robertson
Illustration & Colours: Natasha Donovan

110 Rosie
Rachel & Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley
Illustration & Colours: GMB Chomichuk

138 Nimkii
Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm
Illustration: Ryan Howe & Jen Storm
Colours: Donovan Yaciuk

166 Like a Razor Slash
Richard Van Camp
Illustration: Scott B. Henderson
Colours: Scott A. Ford

192 Migwite’tmeg: We Remember It
Brandon Mitchell
Illustration: Tara Audibert
Colours: Donovan Yaciuk

220 Warrior Nation
Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair
Illustration & Colours: Andrew Lodwick

246 kitaskînaw 2350
Chelsea Vowel
Illustration: Tara Audibert
Colours: Donovan Yaciuk

278 Notes
281 Select Bibliography
284 About the Contributors

In graphic novel format, Indigenous writers explore the untold stories of the past, present, and future in what is now Canada.
 

Description

Explore the past 150 years through the eyes of Indigenous creators in this groundbreaking graphic novel anthology. Beautifully illustrated, these stories are an emotional and enlightening journey through Indigenous wonderworks, psychic battles, and time travel. See how Indigenous peoples have survived a post-apocalyptic world since Contact.

Awards

  • Winner, Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher 2020
  • Winner, McNally Robinson Book of the Year 2020
  • Nominated, Gene Day Award for Anthology Collections 2020
  • Winner, Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Award, Graphic Novel 2021
  • Winner, Cybils Award, Young Adult Graphic Novels 2019
  • Nominated, Doug Wright Award for Best Book 2020

Reviews

Ambitious in scope and strong in execution, this collection succeeds in prompting readers to remember (or learn) Indigenous history 

- Elisa Gall

This Place is the graphic novel I’ve waited for my whole life, and the graphic novel Canada has needed for 150 years.

The stories contained within its pages are both beautifully rendered and vitally necessary. They represent a history not only largely untold and unknown, but one obscured, hidden from sight, so that other stories may occupy a privileged place in defining a national story. Their importance is exquisitely captured on these pages, told by some of the leading artists working today. This is an essential book, for comic fans, teachers, and anyone who wants to learn the stories of this place we now share.

- Jesse Wente, broadcaster and film critic

a solid addition to....curriculum...as it specifically addresses social, political, economic and cultural challenges in Indigenous communities. Most importantly, the collection points Indigenous students toward seeing themselves, hearing their own voices and stories, and reading about the perspectives of their ancestors and their communities.

- Jennifer Wyatt

[A] breathtaking comics anthology...this mix of powerful storytelling and memorable illustrations is a place to begin a dialogue with Indigenous peoples in Canada.

- Jeffrey Canton

This is the power of storytelling. It's going deeper and truer than the history books and the newspaper accounts. It's bringing the stories to the people for the people and doing it for the right reasons: to teach and to illuminate. This Place: 150 Years Retold is the dawn to a new storytelling tradition that doesn't need to be held back. It should be shouted forward from now on.

- Helen Kubiw

Selected for School Library Journal's Best Books 2019, Best Graphic Novels

- School Library Journal

this collection provides invaluable opportunity to hear voices that are featured all too rarely in literature and is a worthwhile addition to collections.

- Summer Hayes

An illuminating, self-assured graphic novel anthology in which every panel reads like a radical act.

- Kirkus Reviews

Selected for AICL's Best Books of 2019

- Debbie Reese