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Exclusive Interview: “The 500 Years Of Indigenous Resistance Comic Book” Writer & Artist Gord Hill


As a middle-aged, middle-class white man living in a good apartment in America, it would be easy for me to believe a white washed version of U.S. history, one where this land wasn’t stolen from the indigenous people already living here. But then accepting the truth, especially when it’s unpleasant, is never easy. Learning it, however, can be. Which brings me to Gord Hill, the writer and artist of The 500 Years Of Indigenous Resistance Comic Book: Revised And Expanded (paperback, Kindle), an updated version of his 2010 history lesson in graphic novel form. In the following email interview, Hill — a member of the Kwakwaka’wakw nation — discusses what inspired the original comic, as well as what prompted him to revisit and revise it for this new edition.