Courageous, motivated, activist, loving, passionate, comical, intellectual, educator and, most of all, the best infectious laugh you will ever hear. These are just a few descriptive words that sum up Matika Wilbur, a 33-year-old photographer. Five years ago she sold all her belongings, including her beloved Pottery Barn couch, to hit the open road in search of opportunities to portray Native American culture as it is in this day and age. It has been her goal to represent modern Indigenous people in the lives they live today, as they are part of the American culture in every way. Though the stereotypical head-dressed chiefs that most internet search engines still pull up under “Native American” searches represent a proud heritage, Native Americans in today’s world are a fully integrated part of American society in dress, education, and professional accomplishments and live lives as “normal” as other Americans — a fact that Wilbur seeks to document and share with the world through her work.