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Here at Terra Incognita Media, we are your reliable source of feminist content in response to the outdoor industry. This is a special newsletter in honor of Indigenou Peoples' Day!

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The second Monday of October has for too long been known to the United States as Columbus Day, but slowly around the nation this colonizer holiday is reflecting the truth.

Many are rightfully claiming this day as Indigenous Peoples' Day.

Click Here to Find Out How You Can Honor Indigenous Peoples' Day
Jolie Varela is seen smiling her big, beautiful smile. You can almost hear her lovely laugh!!

Jolie Varela is a citizen of the Nüümü and Yokut Nations. She grew up in Payahuunadü on the Bishop Indian Reservation. There are many statistics that plague Indian Country—among them, highest rates of sexual abuse and highest rates of suicide. Jolie is a survivor. She began connecting to her homelands through hiking during her late 20’s. She found healing both mentally and spiritually out on the land.

Jolie spent three months at Oceti Sakowin standing with her relatives against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Upon returning home she wanted to figure out how to keep the sacred fire burning in her own community. Indigenous Women Hike is her sacred fire.

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Read More About Jolie and Indigenous Women Hike
Read This Informative Essay by Ariel Watanabe About Mauna a Wākea
Read this Insightful Essay by Larissa Nez on the Exploitation of Native Imagery for Profit
Conglomerate Imperialism: The Enemy to Indigenous Liberation By Dani Miller (Ižaŋžaŋwiŋ)
Vegan Activism and Anti-Indigeneity: Violating Indigenous Food Sovereignty By Kima Nieves
Image via Still Processing from The New York Times
All My Relations is a team of folks who care about representations, and how Native peoples are represented in mainstream media. Their episodes are packed with deep analysis, exciting commentary, and sprinkled with some hilarious moments. It feels like you're in the room with Matika Wilbur and Dr. Adrienne Keene. Their energy is energizing and PALPABLE.

We hope you enjoyed this week's newsletter, and let us know if you get a chance to spend time with something from our recommendations! Be sure to get in touch with your feedback. We love hearing your questions, thoughts, or ideas! And as always.... tell your friends to stop glorifying John Muir :)

Catch you next week, 
The Terra Team


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