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indigenous women outdoors

Among other things, my nonprofit indigenous women outdoors (IWO) looks to empower personal growth and offer opportunities that will inspire Indigenous women’s leadership in their communities and the outdoors. IWO is planning an overnight hiking/camping trip for Indigenous women. By women, we refer to cis women, trans women, non-binary, gender non-conforming, gender queer and any women-identified persons.

We are planning an all expense-paid weekend hiking/camping trip to Garibaldi Provincial Park, otherwise known to my community as Nch'kay. This trip looks to get women together to inspire and learn from each other and strengthen their relationships between themselves and the land. While this is an opportunity to learn how to safely hike and camp in the backcountry, it is also a time to share cultural knowledge (from my community of Squamish Nation and others), as well as talk about climate change while travelling to a glacier. It is a way to connect to the land, connect to ourselves and connect with other Indigenous women living in the Sea to Sky area.

Parks we work in:

  • Garibaldi Provincial Park

Things we do:

  • environmental education
  • hiking
  • indigenous culture
  • stewardship
  • walking

Where you can find us

  • 3504 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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