Telling the Truth: 'Project 562: Changing the Way We See Native America'


April 19, 2023

Courtesy of Lino Manansala

BEING A BRIDGE TOWARD THE WAY WE SEE – Matika Wilbur, a member of the Swinomish and Tulalip tribes, will be launching her new photography book, "Project 562: Changing the Way We See Native America," April 25. She invites everyone to Swinomish for a shared presentation with guest speakers at 7 p.m.

The Swinomish and Tulalip photographer, filmmaker, podcaster and author Matika Wilbur shares her Indian/Spirit name "Tsa-Tsique," meaning "she who teaches children," with her mom, Nancy Wilbur. During an hour phone interview, Wilbur shared the story of her decade long journey leading to her new photography book "Project 562: Changing the Way We See Native America." The 10 inch by 10 inch 416-page book can be ordered now.

Her research took her to all 50 states. It started in 2012 as a Kickstarter project. She has taken photos and gathered stories of Indigenous people from over 400 tribal nation...

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