MCIC Presents: An Evening with an Author

Each year, the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation creates Reading Lists for Global Citizens as part of International Development Week. This year, we are pleased to welcome author Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair to discuss the graphic novel This Place: 150 Years Retold, which is featured on our 2021 reading list. Dr. Sinclair will discuss how and why the book was written, why the authors chose to work in graphic novel format for this book, and how it explores the past 150 years through the eyes of Indigenous creators. We invite you to bring your questions about this book and join the discussion!

Reading is one of the best tools we have for starting to think like a global citizen - someone who understands the actions we take here can affect others in our communities and around the world. Join us to be a part of the discussion about this powerful and innovative work!

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We are also hosting a separate online book club discussion for a small group of interested Manitobans prior to this live event – you can register for the Book Club for Global Citizens discussion or see more information here.

About the book

Explore the past 150 years through the eyes of Indigenous creators in this ground-breaking graphic novel anthology. Beautifully illustrated, these stories are an emotional and enlightening journey through Indigenous wonderworks, psychic battles, and time travel. See how Indigenous peoples have survived a post-apocalyptic world since Contact.

This Place: 150 Years Retold was written by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Sonny Assu, Brandon Mitchell, Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, David A. Robertson, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Jen Storm, Richard Van Camp, Katherena Vermette & Chelsea Vowel, and illustrated by Tara Audibert, Kyle Charles, GMB Chomichuk, Natasha Donovan, Scott B. Henderson, Ryan Howe, Andrew Lodwick & Jen Storm, with colour by Scott A. Ford & Donovan Yaciuk

Take a look at the publisher's page for more details or to take a peek inside!

Speaker bio: Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair

Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair is Anishinaabe (St. Peter’s/Little Peguis) and an Associate Professor at the University of Manitoba. He is an award-winning writer, editor and activist who was named one of Monocle Magazine’s “Canada’s Top 20 Most Influential People” and he won the 2018 Canadian columnist of the year at the National Newspaper Awards for his bi-weekly columns in The Winnipeg Free Press. In 2019 he won Peace Educator of the Year from the Peace and Justice Studies Association based at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He is an international media commentator as a part of the "Power Panel" on CBC's Power & Politics and National Affairs panel on CBC's The Current. He is also a former secondary school teacher who has trained educators and students across Canada.

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