Indigenous Women Hike

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Indigenous Women Hike completed two additional journeys in 2019, one on the Nüümü Poyo (John Muir Trail in the Owens Valley on the Eastern side of the Sierra Nevada, California) and another led by local Quechua women in Peru. The California-based organization hosts a gear library to make experiences like these more accessible to more people, and founder Jolie Varela frequently speaks about Indigenous rights and public lands in university classes. She hopes to return to the Nüümü Poyo each year to encourage people to connect with each other, honoring themselves and the land in the tradition of our ancestors.

Image by Chuck Dresel

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