Book cover of This Place: 150 Years Retold

This Place: 150 Years Years Retold



Publisher & Publication Year

Portage & Main Press, 2019

Publisher's Book Page


Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm (Anishinaabe), Sonny Assu (Ligwiłda'xw of the Kwakwaka'wakw Nations), Brandon Mitchell (Mi’kmaq), Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley (Inuk, Scottish and Cree), Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley (Scottish and Mohawk), David A. Robertson (Norway House Cree Nation), Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair (Anishinaabe), Jen Storm (Ojibwe), Richard Van Camp (Tłı̨chǫ Nation), Katherena Vermette (Red River Métis), and Chelsea Vowel (Métis)

Author's Website 


Tara Audibert (Wolatoqiyik), Kyle Charles (Whitefish Lake First Nation), G.M.B. Chomichuk, Natasha Donovan (Métis), Scott B. Henderson, Andrew Lodwick, Scott A. Ford, Donovan Yaciuk, Ryan Howe, and Jen Storm (Ojibwe)



Explore the past 150 years through the eyes of Indigenous creators in this graphic novel anthology. These stories take readers on an emotional journey through Indigenous wonderworks, psychic battles, and time travel. See how Indigenous peoples have survived a post-apocalyptic world since Contact.

Notable Achievements

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


Publishers Weekly: “Ten tales offer an enlightening perspective of Canadian history from the point of view of First Nations people.”

Kirkus Reviews: “For those interested in the sparsely covered history of Indigenous Canada—and the contemporary Indigenous graphic novel scene—this should be a must-have book. An illuminating, self-assured graphic novel anthology in which every panel reads like a radical act.”

Educator Guide

This guide was written by Anishinaabe educator Christine M’Lot and includes numerous lessons.

Link to Guide

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