I first became familiar with Matika Wilbur through a Kickstarter project she launched in 2014. Entitled Project 562, her goal was to collect photographic stories from members of every Tribe in the U.S. In the past five years, she’s done amazing work, and produced some stunning photography that captures the complexity and individuality of various Native identities. The below video shows her highlighting some of her work.
But what I want to particularly highlight today is that Matika has just launched a podcast, with one of the subjects of her project, Adrienne Keene, who runs the blog Native Appropriations.
The Native voice is still one that is hugely minimized in this country. There are so few nuanced representations of Native people in media, and as much as other groups may try to be allies, there is no true replacement for Native voices speaking their own stories.
This the main website for their podcast, called All My Relations. You can find the podcast through any of the major podcast applications. The first three episodes are up now.