Tune in today at 4:00 PM CDT as Cyclista Zine will host an Instagram Live conversation with Diné storyteller and artist Renee Hutchens to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day and discuss Indigenous representation, land acknowledgement, and outdoor recreation. You can watch live on the Cyclista Zine Instagram account, @cyclista_zine. A recording will also be available later, which we’ll include in an update to this post.
Update: You can watch the hourlong recorded conversation below.
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Discussion with @renay.h on Land Acknowledgment and Indigenous Representation. For folks who missed our IG live, it’s now available for you to watch! We also left resources in our links in bio for folks who want to dive deeper into land acknowledgement and land back. Thank for all your support and this community for amplifying and supporting us today! #landacknowledgment #landback #indigenouspeoplesday #cycling #publiclandsarenativelands
Event Description from Cyclista Zine
“It’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Today is about more than just honoring and respecting Indigenous people, which we should do everyday. Today we explicitly question and counter the story that conquering land gives you a right to it, that Native people only exist in the past, and that the future is inevitably a colonial one.
Outdoorspeople have long been avid tellers of this story. We love to use colonial and Columbian metaphors to describe what we do. Adventure. Discover. Conquer. Explore. #NeverStopExploring, right?
Today, and everyday, let’s unequivocally reject this celebration of Columbus and the 528 years of violent exploration and adventure he represents. When we hike, when we climb, when we paddle, when we cycle, when we take and post pictures, whether in National Parks or in urban spaces, we must #StopExploring and acknowledge the lands original stewards. Language is part of the struggle, part of defining who we are and what we do, so let’s be intentional. Stop exploring and learn to fight for an indigenous future. #publiclandisnativeland”
About Cyclista Zine
Cyclista Zine was created with a call and intent to shed light on lack of inclusion of underrepresented communities in cycling and to disrupt cycling media outlets and mainstream narratives of who cycles. Learn more at CyclistaZine.com, where you can also purchase zines and merch or make a donation to support their work.
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