Indigenous History, Boldly Drawn

Our November pick is Gord Hill’s 500 YEARS OF RESISTANCE COMIC BOOK, a groundbreaking illustrated history of Indigenous activism and resistance in the Americas, from contact to present day.

Gord Hill

Hill is a member of the Kwakwaka’wakw nation, whose territory is located on northern Vancouver Island and adjacent mainland in the Canadian province of British Columbia. He has been involved in Indigenous people’s and anti-globalization movements since 1990; this groundbreaking book came out in 2010. (There’s a newly expanded, full-color edition due out soon from Aresnal Pulp Press; readers can seek out either version.)

Pick up a copy at the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library, or our own little free library at Elementz, and make plans to join our Zoom at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17. If you participate in the video chat discussion, you might win a WVXU/D&M swag bag, including a copy of our December book, OTHER WORDS FOR HOME by Jasmine Warga. We hope you’ll join us (digitally) for this very special event!

Click here to RSVP and get the Zoom link.

An excerpt from Gord Hill’s 500 YEARS OF RESISTANCE COMIC BOOK