Feeling Inspired By These Inspiring Natives
02/14/2014

The best part about my work is having the opportunity to seek positivity and share that experience with you. I have made a conscious choice to showcase the beauty and positivity of Indian Country. Why? Because I believe that we are the manifestation of our ancestors’ prayers: We survived genocide. We survived relocation.We refuse termination. And we are doing our best to move beyond assimilation and the pressures of extinction.Each new generation takes on the responsibility of carrying forward the work of our ancestors past. We make a choice: Will we forget where we came from? Or will we do our best to protect our sovereignty and elevate our Tribal Nations? I know that ...

Indian Country Today
01/17/2013

Photographer Matika Wilbur's Three-Year,  562-TribeAdventure  SEATTLE -- Edward Curtis was roughly the same age as Matika Wilbur when he began photographically documenting what he believed was a vanishing race of people.One hundred ten years later, Wilbur has embarked on a three-year project to photograph peoples and cultures that are not only alive but are thriving and a force in American life. Wilbur, a 28-year-old Swinomish/Tulalip woman, hit the road Nov. 28 on Project 562, an undertaking to photograph people from every federally recognized indigenous nation in the United States. When completed, the project will result in a book, exhibitions, lecture series, website ...

At NPR
11/09/2012

It was such an honor to visit KUOW! If you didn't get a chance to tune in, you can catch it on the website:http://www.kuow.org/post/photographer-matika-wilbur-documenting-native-america