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Rental Partner: The Endowment for Equal Justice and Legal Foundation of Washington present

Changing the Way We See Native America

A Presentation by Matika Wilbur

Friday, June 7
6:00 pm PDT
Free with registration


The Wyncote NW Forum
1119 8th Ave (Entrance off Seneca St.)
Seattle, 98101 United States
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Presented by The Endowment for Equal Justice and Legal Foundation of Washington. For questions about this event, please contact kathryn@legalfoundation.org.

Headshots of Matika Wilbur (holding a camera) and Gabe Galanda (speaking into microphone)

Changing the Way We See Native America: A presentation by Matika Wilbur, will be jointly hosted by the Endowment for Equal Justice (aka EEJ) and Legal Foundation of Washington (aka LFW). This is a free event for the community that will center on Indigenous experiences and advocacy. The mission of LFW is equal civil justice for low-income people, while it is a long-time partner and sustainable arm, the EEJ’s mission is to raise, invest, and contribute funds to resolve the civil legal aid challenges facing Washington families and to change systems and policies that perpetuate poverty and racial, social, and economic injustice. LFW belongs to a network of Washington State organizations that collaborate to coordinate strategy and delivery of civil legal aid to people and communities experiencing poverty and injustice. LFW grants money to civil legal aid organizations such as Columbia Legal Services, the Northwest Justice Project, and dozens of others across the state. EEJ annually contributes a portion of its corpus to support the Legal Foundation’s efforts.

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This is part of the EEJ’s Race Equity Educational Series. The goal of the series is to increase visibility for marginalized groups in the civil legal aid community and expand attendees’ understanding of the experience of those who are more likely to require civil legal aid services. This first event intends to highlight Indigenous experiences.

The event will include an emcee/speaker named Gabe Galanda and a keynote presentation by Matika Wilbur. Matika is a photographer and educator who traveled around the country to photograph members of all the then-562 federally recognized U.S. tribes. She will share her presentation, “Changing the Way We See Native America: Dismantling Native American Stereotypes.”

Gabe is an Indigenous rights attorney who focuses his practice on representing Indigenous nations, businesses, and citizens, in addition to advocating more broadly for Indigenous Americans’ human rights. He also founded and operates Huy, a non-profit dedicated to enhancing religious, cultural, and rehabilitative opportunities for incarcerated Indigenous people.

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