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150 Years Retold

By Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Sonny Assu, Brandon Mitchell, Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley, Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, David A. Robertson, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Jen Storm, Richard Van Camp, Katherena Vermette, Chelsea Vowel
Illustrated by Tara Audibert, Kyle Charles, GMB Chomichuk, Natasha Donovan, Scott B. Henderson, Andrew Lodwick, Scott A. Ford, Donovan Yaciuk, Ryan Howe, and Jen Storm
Foreword by Alicia Elliott
Categories: Young Adult Fiction, Historical, Canada, Prejudice & Racism
Big Ideas: Aspects of Indigenous Cultures, Potlatch, Spirituality and Ceremony, Storytelling and Oral Culture, Traditional Art, Traditional Foods, Traditional Medicine, Worldviews, Teachings, and Protocols, Authentic Indigenous History, Contemporary Setting, Diverse and Inclusive Representation, Depression and Suicide, Indigenous Veterans, Social Emotional Learning, Courage, Death, Grief, and Bereavement, Emotions and Feelings, Friendship, Kindness, Mental Health and Well-Being, Respect, Responsibility, Self-Esteem and Self-Reliance, Social Justice, Citizenship and Social Responsibility, Discrimination, Family Separation, Foster Care and the Child Welfare System, Genocide and Cultural Extinction, Impacts of Colonization and Colonialism, Indian Act, Prejudice and Racism, Residential Schools, STEM, Ecosystems, Strong Female Characters
Cultures & Peoples: Anishinaabeg, Cree, Inuit, Kanien’kehá, Kwakwaka’wakw, Ligwilda'xw (Southern Kwagul), Métis, Mi’kmaq (Mi’gmaq)
Indigenous Languages: Anishinaabemowin, Cree, Plains Cree (nêhiyawêwin), Dene, Inuktitut, Kanien'kéha (Mohawk), Kwak’wala, Pacifique Mi’gmaq (Mi'kmaw), Words or Phrases

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 ...

Sugar Falls
A Residential School Story

BASED ON A TRUE STORY* A school assignment to interview a residential school survivor leads Daniel to Betsy, his friend's grandmother, who tells him her story. Abandoned as a young child, Betsy was soon ...

The Pact

The guilt and loss of James’s residential school experiences follow him into adulthood, and his life spirals out of control. Lauren makes a pact with him that will lead to either death or redemption: ...

Ends/Begins

In 1964, two brothers are torn from the warm and loving care of their grandparents, and taken to a residential school far from home. James, assigned to manual work on the grounds, sees less and less of ...

Scars

Scars introduce White Cloud, a young Plains Cree boy, in the year 1870, when the last great smallpox epidemic swept through the prairies. After witnessing, one by one, the death of his entire family from ...

Stone

Stone introduces Edwin, a young man who must discover his family’s past if he is to have any future. Edwin learns of his ancestor Stone, a young Plains Cree man, who came of age in the early 19th century. ...