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Indigenous Identity in the Outdoors

A fundraiser for Indigenous Women Outdoors, this show shares Indigenous perspectives while exploring how their identities are inseparable from the land they live on and how it has shaped their identities. This show features four powerful films and a live panel discussion: Indigenous Identity in the Outdoors.

Ticket Info

Viewing Info

Friday, February 19 at noon PST

This show includes access to view all the films listed below as well as a live virtual panel discussion on Thurs, Feb 25, from 6-7pm PST, via Zoom.


Show ticket: $17

Festival passes:

Film only: $85 | All-access: $105

This show was part of the VIMFF 2021.

Donate to Indigenous Women Outdoors

IWO helps Indigenous women living on unceded Sḵwx̱ú7mesh, Líl̓wat, səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm territories connect with the land and each other by creating safe opportunities that eliminate barriers to getting into nature. Learn more: www.indigenouswomenoutdoors.ca.

You will also have the opportunity to donate during the ticket purchase process.

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Films & Live Panel Discussion

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Mystery of Now

In the short film, The Mystery of Now, artist and Apache Skateboards founder, Douglas Miles shares his personal story, as well as the socio-political context around the history that lead to life on the San Carlos Apache reservation. His advice on cultivating resilience, creativity, and joy, provides guidance in a time that for many feels uncertain, polarizing and divisive in our living rooms and around our dinner tables.

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In the Footsteps of our Ancestors

In the Footsteps of our Ancestors is an award-winning documentary that follows the journey of 11 brave hikers during a 37-mile traverse of the Canol Heritage Trail as part of the 2017 Canol Youth Leadership Hike.

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A lifelong angler, Autumn Harry, had never fished beyond the waters of her reservation — until she picked up a fly rod.

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Panel Discussion: Indigenous Identity in the Outdoors

Thurs, Feb 25 I 6-7pm PST I via Zoom.


Join us for an evening of exploring identity in the outdoors. Sharing Indigenous perspectives and experiences, this panel will dive deeper into how identity can be inseparable from land and how land shapes Indigenous identity.

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Water Flows Together

Water Flows Together elevates the importance of acknowledging Indigenous land in outdoor recreation through the voice of Colleen Cooley, one of the few female Diné (Navajo) river guides on the San Juan River. In sharing Colleen's perspective, we are given a glimpse into native views on issues of water resource management, which are often missing from larger discussions of western water challenges.

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