Paul Seesequasis — Turning the Lens: Indigenous Archive Project

Opening Reception
Thursday, October 10, 5pm

exhibition dates: October 3, 2019 – December 14, 2019

Turning the Lens: Indigenous Archive Project is a photography/history exhibition; a naming project; a social media campaign and an opportunity contemplate the role and importance of galleries, museums and archives across Canada.

The exhibition is the result of a long-standing social media and research project undertaken by Paul Seesequasis, a Plains Cree writer, journalist, and cultural activist based in Saskatoon.  In 2015, Seesequasis began collecting archival images of everyday life among First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities from the 1920s through the 1970s.  Sharing these on social media resulted in the identification of the individuals, places, events and stories that had largely eluded institutional catalogues.

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.

image: Annie holding baby, Lupson photo, Glenbow archive na-667-1072os.


Oct 10 2019


5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Nickle Gallery
2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, AB, Canada