In today's world, respecting public lands and indigenous peoples is more important than ever. And few people can show us the way better than Dr. Len Necefer. His rare combination of knowledge is here for you to absorb—accumulated over his years as a professor of American Indian Studies and Public Policy at Arizona State University, an avid adventurer, and the CEO of Natives Outdoors. Simply put: If you spend time outdoors, it’s critical to hear Necefer’s facts and wisdom. Every single learning will inform your next adventure, while giving you a platform to educate your fellow outdoors lovers, too.Start Course
It's more important than ever for outdoor recreationists to respect public lands and indigenous peoples. We've tapped into one of the industry's brightest minds to bridge the gap.
To understand the present-day public lands and how they relate to indigenous peoples, as well as other outdoor enthusiasts, we must take a deep look at our history. In this lesson, we cover how public lands were taken from indigenous peoples, and the events that have transpired since.
For an average outdoor adventurer, your connection to the land is made through sport—hiking, biking, skiing, and so forth. But for indigenous peoples, the connection goes far deeper. In this lesson, we look at that connection, through the lens of ecology and discuss how you can connect to your local ecology, too.
As the original occupants of this nation, indigenous peoples are the most valuable consultants and decision-makers when it comes to the future of public lands. This lesson explores how they lead the way, whether it be in regard to climate change policy, trail building, and beyond.
It's no secret that physical strength is absolutely paramount to climbing success. But more often than not, climbers' fitness routines are far from what they should be. This lesson covers Nina's tried-and-true fitness philosophy—covering fingers, shoulders, core, and more.
In southeastern Utah, the Bears Ears National Monument holds a unique and exemplary story about how different groups of people—including climbers, indigenous people, government officials—can protect special lands by working together. This lesson tells that story.
When tribes and the greater outdoor community work together, amazing things happen. Len explains in this lesson how we can properly collaborate and support one another.
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