Lecture: Matika Wilbur to Speak Tonight

Grace Ekema

Photographer and social documentarian Matika Wilbur will be speaking tonight in a lecture titled ““Changing the Way We See Native America.” The lecture will take place in the Memorial Union Great Hall at 7 p.m.

Wilbur is from the Swinomish and Tulalip Tribes of the Pacific Northwest, and is known for her multi-year national photo and narrative project called Project 562. In this project, Wilbur sought to document contemporary Native American identity by traveling more than 25 million miles to photograph and meet with people in their ancestral homelands for three years.

Other projects that Wilbur has completed are We Are One People, We Emerge, and an exhibition called Save the Indian, Kill the Man which is in The Seattle Art Museum. 

Before the lecture, there will be a performance by the Meskwaki Nation dancers at 6 p.m. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m.