In 2018, seven Indigenous women hiked across California’s Sierra Nevada along the route known as the John Muir Trail in an act of cultural reclamation. Despite its namesake, the trail predates the U.S. conservation movement.
The route is part of a trade network used by tribes in the Sierra for centuries, and it is known as the Nüümü Poyo, or the People’s Trail.
Read the story by Tazbah Rose Chavez here.




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