Changing the Way We See Native America
The Native American Dance Troupe from the Meskwaki Nation will perform from 6 to 6:45 p.m. prior to the lecture.
Matika Wilbur is a photographer and social documentarian from the Swinomish and Tulalip Tribes of the Pacific Northwest. She is the founder of Project 562, a multi-year national photo and narrative undertaking to document contemporary Indian identity. For the past five years, Wilbur has driven more than a quarter-million miles from Alaska to the Southwest, Louisiana to Maine, to meet and photograph diverse peoples of the 562 federally recognized Nations of Indigenous Americans.
Wilbur graduated from the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California, and also trained at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography. She began her portrait work with Coast Salish elders in We Are One People. Her other projects include We Emerge, on the complexity of contemporary Native American identity, and Save the Indian and Kill the Man, a one-person exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum.
Cosponsors include the College of Design, the College of Design Diversity Committee, Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, American Indian Studies Program, the United Native American Student Association (UNASA), the American Indian Rights Organization (AIRO), the American Indian Faculty & Staff Council, the University Multicultural Liaison Officers, University Museums and the Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government).