Encouraging Indigenous Participation in Trail Management and Interpretation
December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Learn how one trail organization has been engaging indigenous communities in the interpretation of trails and public lands to help all visitors connect on a deeper level. From the inclusion of land acknowledgments and indigenous place names on trailhead signs to involving tribes in trail design, construction, and exploration, this presentation will offer a suite of successful strategies for engaging indigenous people in trail management.
- Ideas for how to engage indigenous communities in your trail project
- Understanding the difference between respectful dialogue and formal consultation
- Deliverables that benefit native and non-native communities alike
- Why removal of offensive place names from maps, signs, and public lexicon is a vital step in cultural reconciliation