Running is a powerful platform and tool to help intersect our love of running with advocacy. This is my 8th virtual run I've organized and have helped donate over $60k to several hard working organizations (IIYC- LA, Friends of Puvungna, NDN Collective, Wings of America, Sovereign Bodies Institute, Run for Breonna/UNITY Runners, Urban Indigenous Collective, Seeding Sovereignty, and more) across the movement spaces.
For this run, I want to raise $250,000 to give back to this movement and support the advocates and the families. This is an epidemic that is happening across Indian Country on Turtle Island (North America) and extends beyond colonial borders. It is happening across our reservations (we have 573 federally recognized Tribes, plus over 60 State recognized Tribes), rural and urban communities.
5k = National Indigenous Women's Resource Center
10k = Native Women's Society of the Great Plains
Half = Rising Hearts
Trifecta (all three distances) = Split between all three.
We will also be making an additional donation to Kola Shippentower-Thompson of Enough Iz Enough, June Hand (for their fight for their daughter and their living situation) and several other organizations (Sovereign Bodies Institute, Restoring Ancestral Winds, and more) dedicated to this work and ending this violence and injustice.
Learn more on Instagram: @rising_hearts, @niwrc, @nativein_la