Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun: A Visual Presentation
December 18, 7:00 PM
In Main Gallery
Paul Seesequasis is a nîpisîhkopâwiyiniw (Willow Cree) writer, journalist, cultural advocate and commentator. Since 2015, he has curated the Indigenous Archival Photo Project, an online and physical exhibition of archival Indigenous photographs that explores history, identity and the process of visual reclamation.
Seesaquasis will present a visual tour of Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun, and the stories behind many of the photos. Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun is a revelatory portrait of eight Indigenous communities that is both an invaluable historical record, and a meaningful act of reclamation, showing the ongoing resilience of Indigenous communities–past, present and future.
Come listen and watch as Paul Seesequasis discusses Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun, the process of visual reclamation and the act of reframing the Indigenous photo.
Q&A and book signing to follow. Books are available for purchase.