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Indigenous Identity in the Outdoors

Celebrate Indigenous reclamation and stewardship with inspiring journeys of paddling, riding, and running. Featuring the story behind Canada's newest national park, Thaidene Nëné, showcasing Indigenous commitment to land, waters, culture, and history. Curated by Michele Lobo.

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Friday Mar 1
7:00pm
10:00pm
Doors: 6:00pm

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Presentation

Live Panel Discussion

Embark on a thought-provoking panel discussion centered on community building, personal experiences, and the profound impact that outdoor recreation has on Indigenous identities. Explore how our panelists draw inspiration from their journeys, nurturing connections to their cultures. Join us in contemplating the path forward, exploring reconciliation through their collective experiences and insights. Moderated by Michele Lobo.

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Candace Campo is a trained anthropologist - teacher, she started Talaysay Tours in 2002 and provides Indigenous, cultural and outdoor experiences and events. Candace is part of the thought-provoking panel discussion centered on community building, personal experiences, and the profound impact that outdoor recreation has on Indigenous identities.
Cassie Ayoungman is the founder of Soul of Miistaki, a non-profit that shares her passion for exploring beautiful and sacred lands with her community. Cassie is part of the thought-provoking panel discussion centered on community building, personal experiences, and the profound impact that outdoor recreation has on Indigenous identities.
Melissa Arnott’s desire to contribute to and be part of community led her to Indigenous Women Outdoors where she has supported the trail running, harvesting, snowshoeing, and mountain biking programs. Melissa is part of the thought-provoking panel discussion centered on community building, personal experiences, and the profound impact that outdoor recreation has on Indigenous identities.
Sandy Ward is a founding member of Indigenous Women Outdoors. She has spent most of her life on snow as a competitive halfpipe rider, First Nations Snowboard Team coach and now lead of the IWO Backcountry Mentorship Program. Sandy is part of the thought-provoking panel discussion centered on community building, personal experiences, and the profound impact that outdoor recreation has on Indigenous identities.

Films

Trigger Warning

This film discusses Indian Residential Schools and the ongoing impacts. For support if you experiencing or dealing with trauma, please visit: www.hopeforwellness.ca

27 mins |
United States |
2023
DIRECTORS:
Guarina Lopez, Sanjana Sekhar, Erin Joy Nash
LANGUAGE(S): English
Two Native bikers embark on a 200-mile prayer ride to the cemetery at Carlisle Indian Boarding School.
9 mins |
United States |
2022
DIRECTORS:
Rush Sturges, Paul Robert Wolf Wilson
LANGUAGE(S): English
A group of indigenous youth become the first people to paddle a newly restored river.
17 mins |
United States |
2023
DIRECTOR:
Christine Lin
LANGUAGE(S): English
The Ni Hat'ni Dene Guardians are preserving a new national park reserve not only for future generations here - but also for the world.
Best Adventure Film
25 mins |
United States |
2023
DIRECTORS:
Chelsea Jolly, Ryan Cortes Perez
LANGUAGE(S): English
A story documenting the exploration of how surfing can increase health, wellness and value for nature in a community.
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