The TradeWaiters 81: “Paying the Land” by Joe Sacco

For today’s episode we read Paying the Land, comics journalist Joe Sacco’s book about the Dene people, resource extraction in the Northwest Territories, the legacy of Canadian colonialism, and residential schools. It’s a big book with a lot to say on some weighty issues, but we also find time to discuss journalism as an institution, the convenient “boringness” of Canadian history, and even cottage core.

Also mentioned in this episode:
Palestine, Footsteps in Gaza, Safe Area Gorazde, and The Fixer, also by Joe Sacco
Fatty Legs by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Olemaun Pokiak-Fenton.
Trickster based on the books by Eden Robinson
Reservation Dogs created by Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi
Highwater Press
and Ecojustice

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and Jeff Ellis

Music by Sleuth

Our next episode will be on Death Note volumes 3 & 4 by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.

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