CHANGING THE WAY WE SEE

NATIVE AMERICA

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Created by Matika Wilbur, Project 562 is a multi-year national photography project dedicated to photographing over 562 federally recognized tribes in The United States resulting in an unprecedented repository of imagery and oral histories that accurately portrays contemporary Native Americans. This creative, consciousness-shifting work will be widely distributed through national curricula, artistic publications, exhibitions, and online portals.

 

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GALLERY

Matika has visited members of over 300 sovereign nations throughout 40 states, from Tlingits in Alaska to the Pimas in Arizona, Pomos in California to Wampanoags on Cape Cod. Through her lens, we are able to see the diversity, vibrancy, and realness of Indian Country, and in seeing, challenge and surpass stereotypical representations and refresh the national conversation about contemporary Native America.

 

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Embracing the Spirit of Inclusion: San Francisco's Two Spirit Pow Wow

San Francisco hosts the largest Two Spirit pow wow in the nation, a really special event open to all nations, embodying and teaching the spirit...

 

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Native Americans Running 4,000 Miles for Sobriety, Safety and Solidarity

 

Imagine RUNNING from San Francisco to Washington, DC. Lacing up your shoes, packing a suitcase for the support van, trying to decide...

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

American life, driving the conversation forward to encourage U.S. citizens to evolve beyond the appropriation and neglect of indigenous images and traditions through a new model awareness, with honest photographic representation and direct narrratives of America’s First People’s.

 

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