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Who is Barbara may Cameron?

Who is Barbara may Cameron?

By Jack Loren 

November 12, 2023

Native American photographer, poet, writer, and human rights activist Barbara May Cameron (May 22, 1954–February 12, 2002) championed women's rights, Native American rights, and lesbian/gay rights.

On May 22, 1954, Barbara May Cameron was born. Her people were the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's Fort Yates band of Hunkpapa Lakotas at Fort Yates, North Dakota.

Her grandparents reared her on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota.

After completing her high school education and her early education on the reservation,

she attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to complete her studies in photography and film.

Cameron relocated to San Francisco in 1973 in order to study at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Cameron received honors for theater and media arts as a photographer and filmmaker.

At the time of her death, "Long Time, No See," her script, was unfinished.

With Northern Paiute Randy Burns, Cameron co-founded the Gay American Indians (GAI) in 1975.

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