Book: This Place, 150 Years Retold

A collection of illustrated stories by more than 20 indigenous authors and artists telling stories from history from the perspective of those who were here when Europeans arrived.

As can be expected, many of the stories are dark. Alicia Elliot sums it up well in the foreword:

As I was reading, I thought a lot about the idea of apocalypse, or the end of the world as we know it. Indigenous writers have pointed out that, as Indigenous people, we all live in a post-apocalyptic world. The world as we knew it ended the moment colonialism started to creep across these lands. But we have continued to tell our stories; we have continued to adapt. Despite everything, we have survived.

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