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CANCELLED: Paul Seesequasis: Arresting Images, Untold Stories


Mon Dec 09, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
60 mins


Toronto Reference Library
Bram & Bluma Appel Salon

Update, Oct 21: this event has been cancelled.


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 appears to discuss Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun, the book which collects some of the most arresting images and stories from this project. Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun is a revelatory portrait of eight Indigenous communities from across North America that is both an invaluable historical record, and a meaningful act of reclamation, showing the ongoing resilience of Indigenous communities--past, present and future.

Hear Paul Seesequasis discuss the Indigenous Archival Photo Project, Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun and the process of visual reclamation.

Q&A and book signing to follow. Books available for purchase.


Please don't print your tickets! We're trying to reduce paper waste for Appel Salon events, so please don't bother printing your ticket. We'll either scan your ticket on your smartphone or quickly find your name on our tablets and check you in.

Arrive early, meet people. The talk starts at 7 pm, but doors open at 6 pm. Come early so you can chat with your fellow literature lovers, and make new friends. As with all Appel Salon events, we'll have a cash bar with a selection of beer, wine, and liquor, as well as sandwiches and snacks.


This event is part of Indigenous Celebrations at Toronto Public Library, where we celebrate First Nations, Métis and Inuit heritage by presenting Indigenous storytelling and literature.

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