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This photo, taken in Cape Dorset in 1960 by photographer Rosemary Eaton, is artist, Kenojuak Ashevak

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Macleans Oct 19, 2019

Paul Seesequasis’s new book, Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun, curates archival images with the intention to reframe the Indigenous experience in eight communities (seven in Canada and one in the U.S.) Seesequasis, a Willow Cree writer, journalist and activist who lives in Saskatchewan, wanted to show that amidst the suffering inflicted by the residential school system, life was going on in these communities, and love, laughter, art and culture were continuing to flourish.

Seesequasis speaks about the origins of the book, the experience of writing it, and what he hopes readers will take away from it. Interspersed among his answers are photos from the Cape Dorset chapter of Blanket Toss....