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Viki Eagle (She/Her/Hers)  is a Sicangu Lakota tribal member and also identifies as half Japanese from Denver, CO. She is currently a rising 4th year PhD student on Tongva land in the Department of Anthropology at UCLA. Her sub-fields are in Sociocultural Anthropology and in American Indian Studies. She is a freelance photographer that is drawn to understand the intersections of multiple Native identities and the experience in everyday life. Her values are rooted in Indigenous methodologies as a culturally responsible photographer to create positive images and voices from Native communities.  She has spent a decade photographing life as a contemporary Native American photographer with her life project called “Real Life Indian” that is rooted in a community-based approach. Her artistic style is photojournalism and portraits. As a scholar and photographer, she uses photo-ethnographic and visual methods to remap Indigenous experiences through story telling and  disrupts the settler gaze's expectations of Native American peoples. 

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