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This Place: 150 Years Retold Now a CBC Podcast

This Place: 150 Years Retold Now a CBC Podcast

By Kirsten Phillips | Date: October 21, 2021

Have you listened to CBC’s This Place podcast?

The 10-episode podcast, adapted from the bestselling graphic novel anthology This Place: 150 Years Retold, launched this summer and the entire series is available on CBC Listen or wherever you get your podcasts.


First available in 2019 from HighWater Press, This Place: 150 Years Retold tells the last 150 years of history in what is now called Canada from Indigenous perspectives. This Place podcast, hosted by Rosanna Deerchild, brings this graphic novel anthology to life through a mix of dramatizations, music, and author interviews.

Learn more about the podcast here:

This Place podcast, hosted by Rosanna Deerchild, explores 150 years of Indigenous resistance and resilience


The writers of the graphic novel anthology represent a broad spectrum of Indigenous voices, communities, and experiences. 

[This Place] is an opportunity to shine a light on the stories most Canadians haven’t heard, to learn from Indigenous communities from 1867 to present day—whether these stories are influenced by the creation of Canada or not. I’m thrilled to be included among amazing writers like Katherena Vermette and Chelsea Vowel, who have been at the forefront of thought-provoking conversation surrounding Indigenous issues for years.
—Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, acquisitions editor for HighWater Press and contributor to This Place

Learn more about the creators of the graphic novel here:

Meet the 20 authors and illustrators who made the graphic novel This Place: 150 Years Retold

Told in chronological order, This Place includes both familiar stories and people—Annie Bannatyne, the Oka Crisis, and the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline—as well as new characters and new creations— a wendigo hunter charged as a serial killer in “Red Clouds” and a futuristic look at current events from “Métis in Space.”

Learn more about five Indigenous heroes appearing in the book here:

5 Indigenous heroes you'll learn about on the This Place podcast


Bringing the people and their stories to life, hear the voices of 22 Indigenous actors from across the country.

Learn more about the people behind the voices here:

Meet the 22 Indigenous actors who brought the This Place podcast to life



For educators of grade 9–12 students, the Teacher Guide for This Place: 150 Years Retold was written to engage students' understanding of Indigenous history and culture and encourage reflection on the importance of learning this history. The guide now includes ideas for incorporating the This Place podcast when studying the graphic novel.

Learn more about the guide here:

Teacher Guide for This Place: 150 Years Retold

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This Place: 150 Years Retold
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Contributors to the book: Writers: Richard Van Camp, Chelsea Vowel, David A. Robertson, Jen Storm, Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, Brandon Mitchell, Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Katherena Vermette, Sonny Assu, and Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair; Artists: Tara Audibert, Kyle Charles, Natasha Donovan, GMB Chomichuk, Scott B. Henderson, Ryan Howe, Andrew Lodwick, and Jen Storm; Colour Artists: Scott A. Ford and Donovan Yaciuk

Image credits:
Page spread from “Nimkii” by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, illustrated by Ryan Howe and Jen Storm
Cover art by Natasha Donovan
Work-in-progress depiction of Francis Pegahmagabow by Natasha Donovan

About the New Chapter initiative

This is one of 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter initiative. With this $35M initiative, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.