Lesson 1: Your Public Lands - A Brief History
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.
Lesson 2: The Ultimate Land Stewards - Indigenous Peoples and Traditional Ecological Acknowledgements
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.
Lesson 3: The Roles Tribes Play in Public Land Management Today
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.
Case Study: Sacred Indigenous Sites and Climbing
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.
Lesson 4: Bears Ears - Tribes and Climbers Working Together
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.
Lesson 5: Reducing Conflict Between Tribes and the Outdoor Community
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.