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David A. Robertson on What Inspired His Story “Peggy” in This Place: 150 Years Retold

David A. Robertson

David A. Robertson is the author of “Peggy”, a story in the anthology This Place: 150 Years Retold. The story features illustrations and colour art by Natasha Donovan. In his author statement below, David shares why he chose to focus on Francis Pegahmagabow – the most effective sniper of World War I, as well as […]

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Celebrating “I Love to Read Month” with a contest!

This Place Retold 2019

February is just around the corner, which means national “I Love to Read Month” is almost here! For many Canadian educators, “I Love to Read Month” is an opportunity to promote a love of reading and being read to by others. It’s also a great opportunity to explore titles relating to the TRC’s Calls to […]

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Language revitalization and gender diversity: Dallas Hunt’s interview about “Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock”

Language revitalization and gender diversity: Dallas Hunt's interview about "Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock"

Dallas Hunt is a teacher, writer, and member of Wapisewsipi (Swan River First Nation) in Treaty 8 territory in Northern Alberta, Canada. He is also the author of Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock, illustrated by Amanda Strong. In his debut children’s book, Dallas Hunt includes words in Cree and traditional methods of storytelling. The story […]

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An Interview with Sonny Assu about “This Place: 150 Years Retold”

Photo by Mark Mushet Photography.

Sonny Assu is an interdisciplinary artist whose diverse practice is informed by a deep connection to Kwakwaka’wakw art and culture and melded with western/pop principles of art making. He is one of eleven Indigenous authors who wrote stories for the graphic novel anthology, This Place: 150 Years Old. “Tilted Ground,” illustrated by Kyle Charles and […]

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Cozy up with one of our 2018 titles

Surviving The City by Tasha Spillett 2018

Winter has arrived here on the prairies, and with the change of seasons and the new year right around the corner, there’s no better time to curl up with one of our 2018 titles! Whether you’re looking for a thought-provoking read to explore, or you’re on the hunt for the perfect gift, we’re sure you’ll […]

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Honouring Francis Pegahmagabow

Francis Peggy Pegahmagabow 1945 via CBC

His Ojibway name was Binaaswi, which roughly translates to “the wind that blows off,” but history largely remembers him as Corp. Francis ‘Peggy’ Pegahmagabow, a scout and sniper who served in WWI. Pegahmagabow rose to fame within Canada after being credited with 378 kills and 300 captures during his time abroad, but the Indigenous communities […]

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Introducing the Instagram Contest for “This Place: 150 Years Retold”

Fanned promotional postcards for the graphic novel anthology This Place 150 Years Retold

We’re excited to announce we’re running a contest on our Instagram feed for the upcoming anthology This Place: 150 Years Retold (May 2019) at @highwaterpress! This Place: 150 Years Retold is a graphic novel anthology from HighWater Press that features award-winning Indigenous creators (see full list at the bottom of the page) including Katherena Vermette […]

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HighWater Press Fall Release Preview 2018

Fall 2018 Titles

It’s time for our annual Fall Title Release Preview and the weather is making the thought of curling up with one of our new books easy! We have four new titles coming out before the end of the year and you can either order or pre-order all of them now. Check out the descriptions and […]

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This Place: 150 Years Retold

Indigenous Creators Focal Point of New Graphic Novel Anthology A new graphic novel anthology from HighWater Press will highlight Indigenous creators including David Alexander Robertson (2017 Governor General’s Literary Award, When We Were Alone), Katherena Vermette (2017 Burt Award, The Break) and Jennifer Storm (2017 CBC Manitoba Future 40). Slated for print in 2019, This […]

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“When We Were Alone” wins GG Award

Congratulations to David Alexander Robertson and Julie Flett! When We Were Alone has won the Governor General’s Literary Award in the Young People’s Literature – Illustrated Books category. When We Were Alone is a story about a difficult time in history and, ultimately, a story of empowerment and strength. When a young girl helps tend […]

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