Project 562 Visits Quechan
03/25/2014

On January 18th 2014, Project 562 joined Quechan leaders and elders in prayerful opposition to the Ocotillo Wind Express Facility, responsible for the desecration of Ocotillo's Sacred Desert. We made a video about it, have a look:  Vernon Smith, Quechan Tribal Member Ila May Dunsweiler, Quechan Language Instructor Preston Arroweed, Quechan/Kumni Tribal Member

Here We Come Big Apple!
02/27/2014

MATIKA will be a TED TALKER in New York CityI will be offering an TEDx talk in NYC dedicated to the topic, "Agents of Change" on Friday, March 28, 2014 sometime between 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT), New York, NY. (I'll let you know when I know a time.) To learn more, please visit: http://www.tedxteacherscollege.com/#!2014/c1i1sThe best part is that the tickets are free! Hooray! You can get them here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/tedxteacherscollege-2014-tickets-10358670061?aff=es2&rank=1&sid=b1958bca9cc711e3846c22000ae901a9#While we are visiting New York, we would like reach out to the local tribal communities and do some Project 562 photo-shooting. Here is the list of tribes ...

Final Hours of Kickstarter
02/19/2014

Project 562 is currently accepting donations on Kickstarter until February 20 at 10PM (PST) here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/matika/project-562-changing-the-way-we-see-native-americaThank you so much for all of your support!

Feeling Inspired By These Inspiring Natives
02/14/2014

The best part about my work is having the opportunity to seek positivity and share that experience with you. I have made a conscious choice to showcase the beauty and positivity of Indian Country. Why? Because I believe that we are the manifestation of our ancestors’ prayers: We survived genocide. We survived relocation.We refuse termination. And we are doing our best to move beyond assimilation and the pressures of extinction.Each new generation takes on the responsibility of carrying forward the work of our ancestors past. We make a choice: Will we forget where we came from? Or will we do our best to protect our sovereignty and elevate our Tribal Nations? I know that ...

Join us This Sunday, February 16 at 2pm
02/13/2014

Please Join us this Sunday February 16, at 2PM at The Tacoma Art Museum for a Project 562 Kickstarter Celebration as we wrap up the final days of Project 562's Kickstarter campaign. Hear stories from the road, learn where we're headed next, meet Bethany Yellowtail and support our historic undertaking. I hope to see you there! For more info, please visit:  http://www.tacomaartmuseum.org/Page.aspx?nid=513

Project 562's Phase Two Fundraising Campaign
01/21/2014

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Talked Story in Hawai'i
11/17/2013

Tualip Heritage High School Project 562 visited the beautiful islands of Hawai'i, her breathtaking landscapes and sparkly ocean overwhelmed our senses and left us feeling rejuvinated...   We were especially honored to "talk story" with several Native Hawaiians, who generously shared with Project 562: Josh Mori, Kaua'i, Hawai'i, October, 2013 Josh has a Masters degree in Native American studies from Montana State University and he is the founder of two incredible non-profits: Na Lawai'a Pono, an enriching cultural exchange program between Native Hawaiian Youth and Native American's from the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana; as well as Pakahi Academy, which trains ...

Project 562 Road Stories: Tulalip Family Weavers
11/08/2013

Project 562 Road Stories: N'Kwusm Salish Emersion School
10/07/2013

Crossing the Pacific. Here we come Hawaii.
10/07/2013

We are venturing to Hawai'i on October 8-24th, where we will be giving a special presentation about Contemporary Indian Identity and Project 562 on:  Thursday, October 10, 2013 3 PM, Kuykendall, Room 410University of HawaiiDo you know of any Native Hawaiians that may be interested in participating in Project 562? Tell them to join us on Thursday!