In this episode of Notes From America, Navajo hiking guide Angel Tadytin and I discuss her deep connection with the land of red sand and deep canyons. She explains why walking in national parks makes her both upset and grateful, what differs hiking with a women group from hiking with men, and what we all can do to help keep the most beautiful U.S. landscapes, well, beautiful.
This is part 1 of a mini series about the Great American Outdoors. We recorded the interview in early September.
If you want to learn more about how to do a land recognition (aka land acknowledgement), look at these tips based on a panel discussion hosted by the Native Governance Center and the Lower Phalen Creek Project in 2019: