Mitihcikêw, We Follow Trails: Indigenous Led Mountain Biking on Turtle Island
Indigenous people have always built trails on the land. When the first settlers came they were amazed by the extensive network of trails that wove through agriculture, communities, and territories. Justin L’Arrivee, a Cree, French, and Scottish Metis cyclist from Winnipeg, explores how indigenous people have used mountain biking to revitalize their traditions of trail building, while also revitalizing their own communities. This workshop will explore the rides Justin has hosted with The WRENCH over the summer and other indigenous programs in Manitoba and across Canada. Come learn about how youth in the Yukon built one of Canada’s best mountain biking destinations on their First Nation, how low-riding can confront colonial borders, and how mountain biking is indigenous sovereignty.
Facilitated by Justin Larrivee
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