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Matika Wilbur continues photo trip throughout Indian Country

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Matika Wilbur photographs Indian Country for Project 562.

Photographer Matika Wilbur (Tulalip / Swinomish) has spent the last two years documenting members of every federally recognized tribe in the U.S.

Wilbur hopes Project 562 helps dispel stereotypes about Native people. She asks her subjects questions about identity, sovereignty and self-determination before asking them where and how they want to be photographed.

"I've recently come to recognize that it really is about the actions, the way we choose to live our lives on a daily basis, is (what's) really going to control the outcome of what happens to our people," Wilbur told CNN.

Since Wilbur started her journey, four more tribes have been added to the list of federally recognized tribes.

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