The many faces of Native American identity

From Nine To Noon, 10:08 am on 25 September 2015

Fed up with the prevalence of outdated stereotypes of Native Americans, photographer and social historian, Matika Wilbur Instagram: @matikawilbur is on a mission to photograph every tribe in the US. Three years ago she quit her job as a high school teacher and set out on the open road to collect photographic stories for Project 562 , so named for the number of federally recognized tribes at the time she began her work. Matika Wilbur is from the Swinomish and Tulalip tribes in Washington. The 2010 U.S. census shows approximately 5.2 million Native Americans live in the United States; but despite their cultural, economic, and political progression many misleading and stereotypical images still prevail.