Jolie Varela on Why The Healing Of A Community Begins With Its Women

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Georgie Abel sits down with Jolie Varela, founder of Indigenous Women Hike for a conversation about helping women unite in sisterhood, realign with sacred spaces, and bring awareness to Indigenous issues. They discuss being part of an industry that profits from the removal of Indigenous people and culture from the land, representing the voice of Paiute people at events such as the Craggin’ Classic in Payahupaway (Bishop, CA) where many participants are ignorant of the Native culture and history in the area and the racism, sexism, or ableism that Varela and other Indigenous people face in the Outdoor Industry.

Get to know Jolie and Indigenous Women Hike.