Surviving the City

HighWater Press

Tasha Spillet

Tasha Spillett-Sumner draws her strength from both her Nehiyaw & Trinidadian bloodlines. She is a celebrated educator, author, poet and emerging scholar, but is most heart-tied to contributing to community lead work that centers land and water defence, and the protection of Indigenous women and girls. Tasha is a PhD Candidate at the University of Saskatchewan, where she holds a Vanier Canada Award. In her work as a doctoral student, she is weaving together her cultural identity, and commitment to community to produce a body of research that amplifies Indigenous women’s demands for justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit People, and serves as a continuation of the resistance against the assault of colonialism.


Surviving the City, Vol. 1


Facebook: Tasha Spillett

Instagram: @tasha.spillett

Twitter: @tasha.spillett

Natasha Donovan

Natasha Donovan is a self-taught illustrator from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with a focus on comics and children’s illustration. Her work has appeared in The Other Side Anthology (2016), edited by Melanie Gillman and Kori Handwerker, and This Place (2019), a graphic-novel anthology published by HighWater Press. She illustrated the award-winning children’s book “The Sockeye Mother” (written by Brett Huson) and the graphic novel “Surviving the City” (written by Tasha Spillett). She has a degree in Anthropology from the University of British Columbia, and has worked in academic and magazine publishing. She currently lives in Bellingham, Washington. Natasha is a member of the Métis Nation of British Columbia.


The Other Side anthology
This Place: 150 Years Retold anthology
The Sockeye Mother
The Grizzly Mother
Surviving the City


Twitter: @natashamdonovan