We are pleased to announce the release of Project #12 of the Graphic History Project: “Working on the Water, Fighting for the Land: Indigenous Labour on Burrard Inlet” illustrated and written by Tania Willard (Secwepemc Nation) with co-authors Robin Folvik and Sean Carleton (Graphic History Collective).

This new comic focuses on Indigenous labour and responses to the coming of colonialism and capitalism to Burrard Inlet, which connects the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) Coast Salish First Nations.

Tania would like to acknowledge Sâkêwêwak Artists’ Collective and Articulate Ink in Regina, SK for their assistance with parts of the project as well as Kamala Todd, and her work with Storyscapes Vancouver, Valentina Brooks for sharing her experiences as a Squamish woman working on the water and in memory and solidarity with all Coast Salish peoples, working, dancing and fighting for culture and land.

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