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Author Sacco, Joe, author, artist.

Title Paying the land / Joe Sacco.

Publication Info. New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2020.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  971.2004972 Sa14p 2020    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Edition First edition.
Description 264 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 28 cm
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Summary "The Dene have lived in the vast Mackenzie River Valley since time immemorial, by their account. To the Dene, the land owns them, not the other way around, and it is central to their livelihood and very way of being. But the subarctic Canadian Northwest Territories are home to valuable resources, including oil, gas, and diamonds. With mining came jobs and investment, but also road-building, pipelines, and toxic waste, which scarred the landscape, and alcohol, drugs, and debt, which deformed a way of life. In Paying the Land, Joe Sacco travels the frozen North to reveal a people in conflict over the costs and benefits of development. The mining boom is only the latest assault on indigenous culture: Sacco recounts the shattering impact of a residential school system that aimed to "remove the Indian from the child"; the destructive process that drove the Dene from the bush into settlements and turned them into wage laborers; the government land claims stacked against the Dene Nation; and their uphill efforts to revive a wounded culture. Against a vast and gorgeous landscape that dwarfs all human scale, Paying the Land lends an ear to trappers and chiefs, activists and priests, to tell a sweeping story about money, dependency, loss, and culture--recounted in stunning visual detail by one of the greatest cartoonists alive"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Chipewyan Indians -- Northwest Territories -- Mackenzie River Valley -- Social conditions -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Indians, Treatment of -- Northwest Territories -- Mackenzie River Valley -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Chipewyan people -- Northwest Territories -- Mackenzie River Valley -- Social conditions.
Indians, Treatment of. (OCoLC)fst00970120
Northwest Territories -- Mackenzie River Valley. (OCoLC)fst01274554
Indians -- Government relations -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre/Form Comics (Graphic works) (OCoLC)fst01921613
Graphic novels. (OCoLC)fst01726630
Nonfiction comics. (OCoLC)fst01921721
Social issue comics. (OCoLC)fst02008995
Graphic novels.
Graphic novels.
Social issue comics.
Nonfiction comics.
ISBN 1627799036 (hardcover)
9781627799034 (hardcover)
9781627799027 electronic book
Standard No. 99985636405

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