Project Highlights 

Check out our highlighted Indigenous individuals with ancestral, historical, and contemporary ties to spaces. We also feature local organizations and marginalized individuals who have taken the commitment to recreate through an Indigenous lens to amplify the work they are doing or have done. 

- ʻAʻohe puʻu kiʻekiʻe ke hoʻāʻo e piʻi -
- No cliff is so tall that it cannot be scaled -
- No problem is too great when one tries to solve it - 

Suriname, South America

Ebba Top Project

 work with Tribal villages in the Matawai area to introduce new

& sustainable industries for the local villages.

 

There are limited employment

opportunities for the locals, as there are mainly (illegal) wood and gold mining activities in the area.

 

This has created a fragile situation for the people, unable to "fight" against the illegal activities, thus forcing some of them to work in these industries for their livelihood. Through ethical tourism led by the local communities. We can aid in a more green and ethical economy. 

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WaterBear Network

Through their chosen sport, three Indigenous women deeply connect with their ancestral homelands, preserve cultural practices and language, and advocate for Indigenous rights. Spanning the islands of Hawai’i and the sacred lands of the Kānaka Maoli, to the rugged coast of Makah Nation in the Pacific Northwest, and the vast mountains and trails of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation in British Columbia, this series moves beyond sport to uncover a deeper connection with the world around us. Utilizing movement across landscapes and water, these women give voice to their peoples longstanding, intimate, and inseparable relationship between humans, culture and land.

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Nuʻuanu, Hawaiʻi

Kānaka Climbers is a Native Hawaiian Led Organization. Focused  on gaining ethical, respectful and legal access to climbing areas in Hawaiʻi, while prioritize non-renewable resources. 

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Canmore, Alberta

Cassie Ayoungman,  Blackfoot~Niitsitapi Women 

is The Indigenous Founder of a Cultural Climbing Program called

Soul Of Miistaki

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Global Project 

Global Climbing Initiative’s best practices project is gathering the voices of climbing leaders around the world to shape the future development of our sport.

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Turtle Island

An important discussion Indigenous peoples' inherent rights to the lands and waters , surrounding outdoor recreaction. These important discussions feature Indigenous Guides/Athletes that are sharing their personal experiences, stories, and advocacy on issues of diversity and ways to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in outdoors 

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Ute Territory, U.S.

“Spirit of the Peaks” is a film about the struggle for balance between two worlds. For Hunkpapa Lakota skier Connor Ryan, skiing in Ute Territory has always raised questions about being in reciprocity with the land and its people. As a skier who connects with the land through sport, he empathizes with the injustices that have displaced the Utes and ongoing colonization, erasure and extraction impacting the Ute people. This story connects conflicted pasts to an awakening in cultural awareness that can create an equitable future for Indigenous people and skiers.

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Midwest/Southeast, U.S.

Climb L8 exists to remove systemic and financial barriers to entry into rock climbing and facilitate a safer space in the rock climbing gym for Black, Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQIA+, adaptive, first time climbers, and those without financial means.

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