About Project 562

Our goal is to create a publication, exhibition, and lecture series documenting all 562 Tribes in the United States.

My name is Matika Wilbur, I am from the Swinomish and Tulalip Tribe, and I’m a photographer. 

My goal is to unveil the true essence of contemporary Native issues, the beauty of Native culture, the magnitude of tradition, and expose her vitality. Did you know that there are 562* Federally recognized Tribal Nations in the United States?  My goal is to create a publication and exhibition representing  Native people from every tribe. But really, the ultimate goal is education. If you support Project 562, then together we can move a step closer toward abolishing negative stereotypes, honoring tradition, and leaving legacy.

Starting in December of 2012, I will be hitting the road, … I will begin in Washington State, and work my way South through Oregon, Idaho, California, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, until I have visited all 52 states, all 562 Federally Recognized Tribes in this nation. I will travel in my RV, fully equipped with a photographic studio, darkroom and sleeping quarters.