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The discussion will include Verna Volker, Dinée Dorame, Guarina Lopez, Jordan Marie Daniel and Dustin Martin. We dissected and discussed harms caused by erasing the Indigenous foundations of trail running, and highlight the many ways that Indigenous athletes have changed and continue to lead the sport.
Indigenous Peoples are still here. And thriving. See our resource list below, from our contributors, for further steps and education on how to amplify and uplift Indigenous leaders in sport.
Our Contributors & Resources
See Dustin Quinn’s presentation on Native Running History.
You can follow Verna Volker (Native Women Running) here on Instagram.
Our Native Women Running store – money benefits our Native women so they can have financial access to race registrations. www.nativewomenrunning.com
3. Run To Be Visible
short film x Patagonia (Co-directed by Jordan Marie Daniel x Devin Whetstone, featuring Dr. Lydia Jennings)
8. Want to prioritize self-care and learn from diverse wellness advocates and voices? Join Indigenous Wellness through Movement
for virtual, donation based wellness classes and workshops as we try to support community and make wellness more accessible and visible for Indigenous and POC teachers and voices, and allies. All are welcome!
9. Learn more about the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Two Spirits and Relatives, and Indigenous relatives stolen and forced into boarding and residential schools across North America – visit www.risinghearts.org/nomorestolenrelatives
and stay up to date on resources, history of erasure
, upcoming events, books, podcasts to listen to and more!
Books: Custer Died for Your Sins, Vine Deloria and
Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science, Kim Tallbear
Find Guarina on Instagram:
Podcasts featured on:
– Publication with Smithsonian Natural History Museum featuring my ‘Call Me By My Name’ project.
– Planning 2 more protest/awareness rides
– Making time to make art (paintings, murals, multimedia)
Trail Runner’s Next Steps
- Improved coverage of and by Indigenous trail runners
- Our masthead now includes a land acknowledgment, and we have formed a partnership with the Aspen Indigenous Foundation to support the work of local athletes and leaders in our community. We are visitors on Ute land.
- All TR staff are part of Outside Inc’s DEI Committee and have committed to continued DEI training
- Encouraging contributors to do training in trauma-informed reporting
- Increased pay for contributors
- Investing in sensitivity editing
- Continuing partnership with Rising Hearts to produce and promote a year-long series of panels on various topics