Cree-Métis Woman Finds Inspiration Through Matika Wilbur

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown March 14th, 2014 Last Updated on: March 14th, 2014

Photographer Jody Marie Read is hoping to travel through Canada and visit citizens from all First Nations to document their story, celebrate and hopefully educate others about each one's unique heritage. She said she was inspired after seeing Matika Wilbur's Project 562.

From her Kickstarter page:

“My focus will be on Elders, Woman and Children…when all is said and done, I will later showcase my journey through images and books during the 150th Anniversary of Canada.

Why these three groups? Elders as they teach traditions, & paved the path, Woman (mothers) as we are the glue, the foundation…and children because they are our future, our motivation.

I plan to take 2 years to complete this mission, at the end of those two years I will begin compiling the images and stories. In hopes to have an exhibition, in the form of an image celebration in 2017.”

So if you feel like helping “A Journey Through The Shadows of My Past”, a photographer's journey to travel Canada and photograph Aboriginal peoples of Canada, you can visit the Kickstarter page for more information.

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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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lottie saunders oller

Gl in ur journey I am from mass I am cree metis as well my family was from canada I plan on makeing a trip to walk on the land where my father and grandparents were from its so good to c more of our ppl rise in up and doing things to keep our heritage alive blessings.

nykita pruden

I am also a Cree metis woman, I think your idea is amazing.
I am in the U.S.A. right now but am from Canada, I haven’t seen any Aboriginals around here so far. I think teaching more about heritage is so important and look forward to learning more about it.

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