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Matika Wilbur continues unique journey through Indian Country

Mary Sanipass, from the Aroostook Band of Micmacs in Maine, is among the thousands of tribal members who have been featured by photographer Matika Wilbur. Photo by Matika Wilbur / Project 562

Photographer Matika Wilbur (Tulalip / Swinomish) is still making her way through Indian County to document every federally recognized tribe.

Since hitting the road in 2013, Wilbur has visited 262 tribes, The Reno Gazette-Journal reports. She's in Nevada this week to add the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony to her growing collection of photos.

"She shares the stories behind the photos, and those just make them that much more beautiful," tribal spokesperson Stacey Montooth told the paper.

When Wilbur conceived Project 562, there were 562 recognized tribes. Now there are 567.

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Acclaimed photographer to visit Reno-Sparks Indian Colony (The Reno Gazette-Journal 3/29)

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