Jefferson Exchange | February 18, 2014 | 9:00
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Tue February 18, 2014

Depicting Native Americans In Project 562

Matika Wilbur talks of the many highs and some lows of Project 562.

There's not a lot of in-between in mass media depictions of Native Americans. 

Credit matikawilbur.com

We often get either the Hollywood depictions of noble warriors from the movies, or the news stories about alcoholism and poverty on the reservation. 

Matika Wilbur set out to fill in all the many spaces in between. 

She is traveling across the country, photographing members of all 562 federally-recognized tribes (four more have been added since she started). 

We hear the story of Project 562 from Matika.  

 

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