Woman photographs Native American tribes in Omaha

Posted at 12:39 PM, Jul 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-10 18:25:26-04

For the next two days Matika Wilbur, a portrait photographer, is in Omaha photographing elders and dignitaries from members of local tribes.

In total, Wilbur is photographing all 562 federally recognized tribes.

Monday morning, Reed Robinson, a member of the Rosebud Sioux tribe was the subject of a session.

"It's important that there's more education and that people learn the truth of what happened," Robinson said.

The project, called 562 is meant to drive conversations about the ubiquitous appropriation the Native American culture and to discuss zero US citizens can evolve be on the co-op being of indigenous images and traditions.

"Eagle project 562 is to celebrate cultural resiliency, showcase our heroes, inspire our younger generations, and change the way we see Native America," said Wilbur.


Wilbur also has a selection of photos on display at Fontenelle Forest. More info at