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Indigenous Shine: How One Young Man is Changing Native Representation

They say a star is born. In Pawnee, stars are guiding Grandfathers. When the Big Dipper’s tail star landed in Hunkpapa, human beings emerged. The North star guided the enslaved toward liberation...

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J.Nicole Hatfield: Coloring Images Past To Decolonize The Lexicon Of Our Future

This isn’t just an IG filter on your #TBT of Grandma when she was hot. This is recoloring the single-dimensional sepia stoicism that determined how millions, and then the generations beyond them, perceived all things native. And that perception changed the color of an entire continent...

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Edward S. Curtis.. Again?

For the last fifteen years I have been photographing and sharing stories from indigenous communities in the United States. Since 2012, Project 562, has allowed me to do this work with folks from all over Indian Country and so far I’ve been to about 400 tribes.

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Dreaming About a Modern World That Doesn't Erase Its Indigenous Intelligence

It is important to understand that decolonization is a physical action and that since the creation of the United Nations, more than 80 countries have decolonized; which is to say, in over 80 nations, oppressive domination has been dismantled...

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Two Spirit Yup'ik Finds Healing Through Art

Project 562 has provided space to unpack and discover Indigenous identity. We’ve become familiar with the recurring theme of reconnection, the “coming home” story that so many of us carry...

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Project 562 is a multi-year national photography project dedicated to photographing over 562 federally recognized tribes in The United States in an effort to create an unprecedented repository of imagery and oral histories that accurately portrays contemporary Native Americans.

This creative, conscious shifting work will be widely distributed through updated national curricula, artistic publications, exhibitions and online.

This blog is all about our journey.

 

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