Video Archive

One Book UWinnipeg

Over the term, the One Book UW program was lucky to be able to invite a number of speakers to campus to discuss This Place: 150 Years Retold and Indigenous Comics more generally. Thanks to support from the University of Winnipeg's Research Office, we were able to record the speakers and to preserve their contributions to the program. Enjoy!

One Book UW Panel: “Redrawing the Past, Reimagining the Future: Indigenous Comics Today”

Sponsored by the H. Sanford Riley Fellowship in Canadian History.

October 23rd, 2019, in the UWinnipeg Library Commons.

Featuring contributors to This Place: 150 Years Retold Chelsea Vowel, Jennifer Storm, Scott B. Henderson, and respondent Alice RL. Moderated by Dr. Julie Pelletier.

Katherena Vermette on “Annie of Red River”

Sponsored by the H. Sanford Riley Fellowship in Canadian History.

October 29th, 2019, in Eckhardt Gramatté Hall.

Governor-General’s Award winning author and UW alumn Katherena Vermette speaking about her contribution to This Place and Métis history in Canada.

Cole Pauls, "Keeping Our Cultures Alive: Language Revival and Indigenous Comics"

Sponsored by Gallery 1C03, the Weweni Indigenous Speakers Series, and the University of Winnipeg Collegiate.

November 26th, 2019 in Leatherdale Commons.

Cole Pauls is a Tahltan comics artist, illustrator and printmaker hailing from Haines Junction (Yukon Territory) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration from Emily Carr University. This Fall, Cole has been touring Canada to celebrate the release of the Dakwäkãda Warriors Southern Tutchone language revival comic book published by Conundrum Press. Cole was in Winnipeg to lead a week-long graphic novel workshop for youth at Art City. In this Artist's Talk, Cole details the origins of the book, explains the comic's relationship to Indigenous language revival initiatives, and discusses some of the personal, community, and cultural contexts for his work.

David A. Robertson, "Truth, Representation, and Reconciliation in Comics"

Sponsored by the Weweni Indigenous Scholars Speakers Series.

November 29th, 2019 in Eckhardt Gramatté Hall.

David Alexander Robertson is a nationally bestselling author of children’s books, graphic novels, and novels. His books include When We Were Alone (Governor General’s Literary Award winner, McNally Robinson Best Book for Young People winner, TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award finalist), Will I See? (Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Award, Graphic Novel Category), and the YA novel Strangers (Michael Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction, Best Indigenous Writer at the High Plains Book Awards). David educates as well as entertains through his writings about Indigenous Peoples, reflecting their cultures, histories, communities, as well as illuminating many contemporary issues. David is a member of Norway House Cree Nation. He lives in Winnipeg. In this talk, David shares personal stories about growing up as a Cree kid in small town Manitoba, where he experienced racism and bullying. He explains how popular culture images, such as those in comics, contributed to his need for a stronger sense of Indigenous identity, ultimately leading him to create stories in his own voice, such as "Peggy" in This Place: 150 Years Retold.