Following up on HBBS #4 and the call to use social media as a learning tool, Social Media Spotlight posts highlight Indigenous artists and activists using social media to make their perspectives heard.
Paul Seesequasis is a writer and journalist based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
He uses his Twitter account to curate really beautiful historic photos of Indigenous people living prosperous lives on the land. It’s a refreshing alternative to any negative imagery that permeates the current narrative.
His curated feed is so intriguing it’s being made into a book.
I love how once in awhile he posts something from a community I’ve worked with, like this one below from Kasabonika Lake First Nation:
Or even images of communities I’m familiar with, like this one below of Neskantaga, a community not far from Sioux Lookout:
‘Women collecting Spaghnum moss’ ~ (Oji-Cree) ~ Neskantaga, Ontario 1956
There are great vintage images:
The cool thing is that sometimes people comment on the images with historic and cultural commentary:
Follow him. Go over to Twitter right now and follow him.