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Reclaiming History As an Indigenous Hiker

"What does it look like to be a respectful and responsible traveler when we're traveling to these other spaces?" It is a question everyone should wrestle with, whether out on a hiking or camping adventure or traveling for other professional or personal reasons. The question is further explored on this episode of the travel podcast Let's Go Together. Listeners will enjoy a 40-minute conversation between host Kellee Edwards, a pilot and travel media expert, and Jolie Varela, a citizen of the Tule River Yokut and Paiute Nations and the founder of Indigenous Women Hike. Varela discusses the history of public land, including the forced removal of and violence against Indigenous people, and how this power dynamic is too often erased from our historical understanding of outdoor spaces. Other central themes within the episode include relearning the ancestral landscape, using respectful language to acknowledge the Indigenous land someone is on, and re-defining "outdoorsy" and outdoors heroes. The episode, and the podcast in its entirety, can also be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.
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2021-05-19 14:12:44
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2021-05-24 15:53:23
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