BIPOC in the Outdoors

Story telling:

“Belonging” features four individuals who identify as immigrants or first-generation, and shares stories about their personal and cultural connections to the outdoors. In partnership with Merrell and released between Canada Day (July 1st) and American Independence Day (July 4th), we’re challenging and redefining notions of what it means to be “outdoorsy,” or “American,” or “Canadian,” and celebrating everyone’s right to find belonging outside.

Runner and advocate Faith E. Briggs used to run through the streets of Brooklyn every morning. Now, she’s running 150 miles through three U.S. National Monuments that lay in the thick of the controversy around public lands. Accompanied by running companions who represent diverse perspectives in what it means to be a public land owner, she assesses what is at stake if previously protected lands are reduced and if the public is largely unaware. THIS LAND is a story about land access told through a journey of inclusion and empowerment. 

A candid look at race and equity in the outdoor industry from the perspective of people of color attending the 2018 Color The Crag Festival in Steele Alabama. Please note and respect that the people interviewed shared their opinions and stories based on their own experiences in the outdoors.


    • I. Outdoor Education / Guiding
    • II. BIPOC Outdoor Youth Organizations
    • III. Consulting
    • IV. BIPOC Outdoor Events
    • V. BIPOC Outdoor Recreation Groups
    • VI. Black Outdoor Groups
    • VII. Latinx Outdoor Groups
    • VIII. Cycling/Biking
    • IX. Climbing
    • X. Snowsports
    • XI. Watersports
    • XII. Adaptive Recreation
    • XIII. Running
    • XIV. Bird Watching
    • XV. Hunting/Fishing
    • XVI. BIPOC Women
    • XVII. Black Women
    • XVIII. Indigenous Women
    • XIX. BIPOC Online Collectives
    • XX. BIPOC Media Companies
    • XXI. BIPOC Travel
    • XXII. BIPOC Outdoor Tour Guides
    • XXIII. BIPOC Outdoor Grants/Scholarships