She’s driven more than 60,000 miles (and counting!) and visited 171 tribal nations (and counting!). Her work has been featured in The New York Times, CNN and Huffington Post. And you can meet her at our conference in San Diego!
We are excited and honored to have photographer and social documentarian Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip Tribes) as our keynote presenter for the 14th Annual Travois Indian Country Affordable Housing & Economic Development Conference.
Matika will be speaking about Project 562, a national documentary project dedicated to capturing contemporary Native America. For the last two years, she has been traveling to tribal nations around the country, photographing exquisite portraits and collecting extraordinary stories.
Her goal is to photograph every federally recognized tribe in the United States and reveal the rich and complex reality of contemporary Native Americans in a spectrum of art, media, and curricula.
We are so happy she has agreed to join us in San Diego and share so much about her life, the project’s mission, and her experiences while on the road.
Matika is currently on the road and adding photos to her website and sharing more on her social media pages. Get to know this talented and inspiring woman before the conference!
(And I can’t stop myself from reminding you: Register for our conference today!)
2 thoughts on “Matika Wilbur: Our conference keynote speaker!”
Have you visited the Nez Perce Tribe yet, Matika? We have many talented artists and ethnographers of our Tribal artwork, cultural and rich history. Carla Timentwa is a noted beadwork artist; and Nakia Williamson is a noted ethnographer for the Nez Perce Tribe. Silas Whitman, the Chairman for the Nez Perce Tribe is a historian himself.
Hi, Lilly – We passed your question and suggestions along to Matika. You could also try contacting her through her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/matika.wilbur. Thanks for reading!