Over the past five years, visual storyteller Matika Wilbur has been collecting photographs and stories of American Indians from more than 300 tribes in 40 states.
Through Project 562, Wilbur seeks to visit, engage and photograph every federally recognized tribe in the United States — 562 and growing. She will speak about her experience Tuesday as part of Lewis-Clark State College Multicultural Week events taking place Sept. 17-20.
A member of the Swinomish and Tulalip tribes in Washington, Wilbur worked as a fashion and commercial photographer before going back to teach at Tulalip Heritage High School. While there, she noticed the lack of positive imagery and understanding being taught to the native young people and started working on Project 562 in response.
IF YOU GO
WHAT: “Changing the Way We See Native America” by Matika Wilbur
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18
WHERE: Lewis-Clark State College Silverthorne Theatre, Lewiston
OF NOTE: Wilbur will discuss “Indigenous Genesis, Truth and Cultural Resistance” at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 100 of Meriwether-Lewis Hall at LCSC.