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Photograph by MATIKA WILBUR Swinomish and Tulalip Enoch Kelly Haney is a celebrated artist, was principal chief of Seminole Nation, and served in the Oklahoma state legislature. “The Guardian,” a statue Haney created using 4,000 pounds of bronze, stands on top of the Oklahoma State Capitol dome. Growing impatient with traditional portrayals, photog- rapher Will Wilson began using a com- bination of old and new technologies— tintypes, a tech- nique that reverses a photo image, and augmented reality—to create a new approach. As part of Wilson’s “ Talking Tintypes,” Haney’s photograph has been “given voice” through augmented reality. Scan the image with the Layar app on a smartphone to hear him speak. Photograph by WILL WILSON Navajo, Irish, Welsh Hannah Tomeo, of the Colville, Yakima, Nez Perce, Sioux, and Samoan tribes, is a sophomore track standout at Portland State University in Oregon. The 2016-17 Northwest Indian Youth Conference princess, Tomeo stands in the traditional territory of the Methow, one of the 12 indigenous bands of the Confed- erated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. Tomeo says she was discouraged from run- ning by teachers and coaches who made negative assump- tions about Native Americans, but she motivated herself to become the top runner at her high school. The photograph is part of Matika Wilbur’s “Project 562,” an effort to collect portraits and oral narratives from tribal nations in the United States.