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‘Visual reclamation’: Photo exhibition in Swift Current uncovers Indigenous stories and identities

Posted by Em Ironstar on February 5th, 2020

A new exhibition of Indigenous archival photographs in Swift Current, Sask., aims to identify the people and stories behind the pictures.

Paul Seesequasis, a Plains Cree writer and cultural activist, is curating an exhibition called Turning the Lens: Indigenous Archive Project at the Art Gallery of Swift Current in southwest Saskatchewan.

He has been collecting archival images of everyday life among First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities for more than five years. Seesequasis has shared many these photos through social media.

As more Indigenous people saw the photos and responded, Seesequasis was able to identify many people in the pictures, along with the stories and locations that go along with the images. Read more...

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