Kayá·taleˀ – Photo Gallery {3}

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Part 2

116th Arlee Celebration, Arlee, Montana

Arlee Celebration

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*All photos taken from a Sony Nex 5-n camera.*

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Kayá·taleˀ – Photo Gallery {2}

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Indian, Indigenous, Montana, Native, Native American, Native Pride, Travel, Travel Blog, Travel Blogger, United States

Part 1

116th Arlee Celebration, Arlee, Montana

Arlee Celebration

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Grand Entry – Over 350 Native Dancers of all ages.

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Moccasin Love ❤

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Women’s Fancy Dance

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Elders – Golden Dance

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Youth Dancer

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Giving it her all.

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The Next Generation

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A beautiful sunset to end the night.

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Boys Fancy Dancing

Dancing with his newborn baby.

Dancing with his newborn baby.

*All photos taken from a Sony Nex 5-n camera.*

Project 562 and Matika Wilbur

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A very interesting project concerning Native Americans and identity. Matika Wilbur was inspired by a dream, thus, Project 562 was born. Project 562 is an ongoing project to visit all of the federally recognized tribes. I am happy to see that the project will also branch out to the many non recognized tribes within the US. What does a contemporary Indian? How do we loose the stereotypes that so many use to label us?
I myself have this issue when I travel. Many believe that a Native American should have their roots with their people. I’ve been told I should stay on my reservation and do things for my people instead of dream and flutter around.
What Inspires You?

Mary Burns, Seeker of Truth and Beauty

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Matika Wilbur, a member of the Tulalip and Swinomish tribes, had a dream: to travel the country visiting and photographing people from every federally recognized tribe in the US.   Thus, Project 562 was born.  Her goal is to portray contemporary Indians,  to reveal the complex variety of the Indian presence, and to “build cultural bridges, abandon stereotypes, and renew and inspire our national legacy.”

The portraits reflect the self-image of the subject.  “I asked people to wear what they liked to wear,” she says.  “They posed where they wanted to pose.  I let them choose.”

The link below is a story from NBC News with more information on her ambitious project.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/other/native-american-travels-across-u-s-photographing-citizens-tribal-nations-f2D11647170

Her photographic work is currently showing at the Tacoma Art Museum.   The exhibit is Photographic Presence and Contemporary Indians: Matika Wilbur’s Project 562.

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Traveling Feet {2}

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Go. Explore. Adventure. Travel. Courage. Experience.

Where have your traveling feet been?

Where are you right now in this moment?

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Oneida Indian Reservation, Wisconsin, USA    {HOME}

Traveling Feet 2

One of my favorite pairs of heels.

Brown leather & lace that I have beat up.

Very vintage looking!

An old picture of my fall feet but I still love and adore these heels.

 Oct 2011

4th of July 2014

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My favorite Mad Native American with his American Flag

Fritz Scholder – An Amazing Native American Artist

*These are not my images.*

How do you celebrate the 4th of July?

Remember your ancestors.

Kayá·taleˀ – Photo Gallery {1}

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National Bison Range, Flathead Indian Reservation, Montana
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Wild Bison taking time out to from his munching to take a peak at me.

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Breathtaking views of the valley, Flathead River, and snake like road.

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A bit of off the path adventures.

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Mule deer ponders that of what I could be.

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To rain or not to rain.

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Country fence love.

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Pronghorn found near the end of our adventure.

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Macro flower petals & beetles.

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Valley and mountains from 4,500 feet up.

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A beautiful meadow lark who sang to me.

*All photos taken from a Sony Nex 5-n camera.*

Traveling Feet {1}

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Go. Explore. Adventure. Travel. Courage. Experience.

Where have your traveling feet been?

Where are you right now in this moment?

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Templer Park, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

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Sitting on the edge of a waterfall surrounded by Malay jungle!

This is one day I will never forget.

Just an unbelievable experience!

July 2013

Yakotunhahehle – She is Happy

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Travel Stained Moccasins is where I can share my love of travel, photography, books & Native Pride in a nice neat space of the virtual world.

Including smatterings of food, sustainability, & reviews of places from my travel adventures. Most would describe me as a travel obsessed Native American. Others would say I’m a single mother of 3 boys who are so lucky to see all that they have.

Travel Stained Moccasins - Me

 

  • I am a proud owner of a Tribal Enrollment card.
  • I am a proud owner of a Kindle & Nook.
  • I am a proud owner of a well used Passport.
  • I am a proud owner of a Sony Nex-5n camera.

My hobbies are expensive addictions but I would have it no other way!!

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I also have a pseudo self that I LOVE!!!  However, I wanted a more personal blog to share the me that is REALLY me!

You can find my Steampunk Book Blog at http://www.madsteampunkery.com/ where I am known as the Mad Scientist.