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Climbing and Not Climbing on Indigenous Lands

Photo: Valley of Fire Petroglyphs

2021 Spotlight


  • What sort of climbing are we advocating?
  • How can we do a better job of manifesting tourism – including climbing – that is managed and developed by Indigenous allies – the guides, the providers of accommodation and transportation, the cooks and farmers, artisans, and educators? Are we listening to their concerns and interests?
  • What are examples of good practice?
  • What are the names in Indigenous languages of these places?
  • What are land acknowledgements?
  • How do we stop the vandalism?

Key Links

Utah Diné Bikéyah @UtahDineBikeyah
Kanaka Climbers Founder and Director
Access Fund, Executive Director

Embedded Tweets

The Impossibility of Ethical Recreation on Stolen Land – New Republic
Ancient petroglyphs damaged by climber in Utah
Coloradan Called Out for Bolting Over Petroglyphs – Outside
Petroglyph Bolter Apologizes, Receives Death Threats – Climbing

Elsewhere on the Web
Indian Land Tenure Foundation



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