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May 7, 2023

"May your children

hear and breathe

the words of

our Indigenous ancestors.

May we all be so lucky to

know an Indigenous future." --Matika Wilbur

Visions of Indigenous Futures

"The project began with a number: 562. It was the number of federally recognized tribes in the United States when photographer Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip) quit her job, packed her camera, and hit the road in 2012 to try to photograph a member of every tribe. A decade later, Wilburs efforts are bearing fruit in the form of a new book, Project 562: Changing the Way We See Native America (Ten Speed Press). Over the course of her time meeting, talking with, and photographing Indigenous people around the continent, Wilburs goal changed..." More in this article from YES magazine about an indigenous photographer who set out to change the way we see Native America.

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