Paul Seesequasis is a writer, editor, cultural activist, and journalist. He was a founding editor of the award-winning Aboriginal Voices magazine and a program officer for a number of years at the Canada Council for the Arts. His short stories and feature writings have been published in Canada and abroad. A new book inspired by archival photographs of Indigenous communities will be published by Knopf Canada in 2018. He currently resides in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
The pass is dated June 3, 1896, a Wednesday. It gives permission for my great-great-grandfather, Joe Seesequasis, to visit his children, Jean, a girl, and John, who were hundreds of miles away in Regina attending the Indian Industrial Boarding School. . . .