Paul Seesequasis will discus his ongoing research into archival holdings of photographs of Indigenous peoples and the community engagement that contributed to his exhibition, Turning the Lens: Indigenous Archive Project.

Gallery Hall, Taylor Family Digital Library

Everyone welcome.  Always free.

Seesequasis is the author of the forthcoming publication, Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun:  Portraits of Everyday Life in Eight Indigenous Communities, Knopf Canada.  His writing has appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, Brick and Granta magazines, among others. He has been active in the Indigenous arts, both as an artist and a policy maker, since the 1990s.

Turning the Lens: Indigenous Archive Project is organized and circulated by Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History, and curated by Arin Fay and supported by the Canada Council, British Columbia Arts Council and Library Archive Canada.


Young girl and boy standing on grass, between a teepee and a dirt road, Ghost River, Alberta, ca. 1962 © Library and Archives Canada. Reproduced with the permission of Library and Archives Canada. Source: Library and Archives Canada/Credit: Rosemary Gilliat Eaton/Rosemary Gilliat Eaton fonds/e010975108.