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I've  created a group and hopefully an organization (in the future) called @nativewomenswilderness .  It will be in collaboration of Natives Outdoors and Woman's Wilderness, both based out here in Colorado.  My hope is to bring our Native woman together in celebration of our love for the outdoors.
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I'm also hoping to begin the change of the outdoor stigma of what women should look like in the outdoor realm.  If you look at our outdoor industries, very rarely do you see any women of color, let alone a Native Woman.  I want to change this.  I also want this to be a place where other women can come together, to share their stories, to learn, and to be in admiration & support of each other.
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I want more of our Native Women to be featured in the Outdoor Industry, for isn't this our playgrounds and Sacred Lands that's being portrayed, why not portray our Women playing in this beauty.
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I've created a group and hopefully an organization (in the future) called @nativewomenswilderness . It will be in collaboration of Natives Outdoors and Woman's Wilderness, both based out here in Colorado. My hope is to bring our Native woman together in celebration of our love for the outdoors. • I'm also hoping to begin the change of the outdoor stigma of what women should look like in the outdoor realm. If you look at our outdoor industries, very rarely do you see any women of color, let alone a Native Woman. I want to change this. I also want this to be a place where other women can come together, to share their stories, to learn, and to be in admiration & support of each other. • I want more of our Native Women to be featured in the Outdoor Industry, for isn't this our playgrounds and Sacred Lands that's being portrayed, why not portray our Women playing in this beauty. _____ #navajophotographer  #nativephotographer  #nativewomanphotographer  #adventurelikeyougiveadamn  #sharetheexperience  #idratherbeexploring  #photooftheday  #nationalparkgeek  #nps  #findyourpark  #nationalparklife  #mypubliclands  #usfws  #pledgetoprotect  #usinterior  #wildwomansproject  #womenswilderness  #womenwhoexplore  #womenwhohike  #outdoorwomen  #womenofcolorinnature 
The greatest gift of life on the mountain is time. Time to think or not think, read or not read, scribble or not scribble -- to sleep and cook and walk in the woods, to sit and stare at the shapes of the hills. I produce nothing but words; I consumer nothing but food, a little propane, a little firewood. By being utterly useless in the calculations of the culture at large I become useful, at last, to myself. -Philip Connors. •
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The greatest gift of life on the mountain is time. Time to think or not think, read or not read, scribble or not scribble -- to sleep and cook and walk in the woods, to sit and stare at the shapes of the hills. I produce nothing but words; I consumer nothing but food, a little propane, a little firewood. By being utterly useless in the calculations of the culture at large I become useful, at last, to myself. -Philip Connors. • • • • #navajophotographer  #nativephotographer  #nativewomanphotographer  #adventurelikeyougiveadamn  #sharetheexperience  #idratherbeexploring  #photooftheday  #lovelivingincolorado  #coloradoinstagram  #coloradosky  #coloradolive  #coloradotography  #viewcolorado  #wayupcolorado  #look303  #colorado_creative  #coloradocameraclub  #coloradountamed  #coloradopure  #colorRADo  #coloradoparksandwildlife  #colorado  #igsouthwest  #brainard  #indianpeakswilderness 
I always have a hard time with Sundays...this picture says it all for me. It’s hard to say goodbye to the beautiful weekend, although there’s anticipation to the next morning. His mercies are new every morning. •
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I always have a hard time with Sundays...this picture says it all for me. It’s hard to say goodbye to the beautiful weekend, although there’s anticipation to the next morning. His mercies are new every morning. • • • • #navajophotographer  #nativephotographer  #nativewomanphotographer  #adventurelikeyougiveadamn  #sharetheexperience  #idratherbeexploring  #photooftheday  #nationalparkgeek  #nps  #findyourpark  #nationalparklife  #mypubliclands  #usfws  #pledgetoprotect  #usinterior  #olympicnationalpark  #lakes  #sunset  #waterreflections 
Today is my sweet Momma's birthday. She is my everything, my rock, my strength, and my greatest fan. She's the reason why I'm the person I am today. She adopted me at the age of 2 yo and had 79 foster children come through out home. Most of the children she fostered were Navajo with various disabilities, abuse, and trauma. Her story is miraculous! Right now, she's needing a lot of health care. Please consider donating to her fundraiser and please read about her story. Website is located in my profile. Blessings!!
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Today is my sweet Momma's birthday. She is my everything, my rock, my strength, and my greatest fan. She's the reason why I'm the person I am today. She adopted me at the age of 2 yo and had 79 foster children come through out home. Most of the children she fostered were Navajo with various disabilities, abuse, and trauma. Her story is miraculous! Right now, she's needing a lot of health care. Please consider donating to her fundraiser and please read about her story. Website is located in my profile. Blessings!! • • • • #fostercare  #fosterparents  #foster  #fosterchildren  #parents  #love  #sacrifice  #fundraiser  #navajo  #children 
It’s hard to know where the clouds begin or where the mountains end. May you find a beautiful place to wander and find yourself relaxing and exploring a beautiful landscape as this!! •
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It’s hard to know where the clouds begin or where the mountains end. May you find a beautiful place to wander and find yourself relaxing and exploring a beautiful landscape as this!! • • • • #navajophotographer  #nativephotographer  #nativewomanphotographer  #adventurelikeyougiveadamn  #sharetheexperience  #idratherbeexploring  #photooftheday  #nationalparkgeek  #nps  #findyourpark  #nationalparklife  #mypubliclands  #usfws  #pledgetoprotect  #usinterior  #olympicnationalpark  #arcticlupine  #moutains  #washington  #forest  #wildernessculture 
Elk bugling season is upon us! This strapping male was rounding up some ladies and showing off by strutting around and bugling. It was a site to see! Thank you to our #rockymountainnationalpark rangers for always keeping our tourists in a safe distant!! •
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Elk bugling season is upon us! This strapping male was rounding up some ladies and showing off by strutting around and bugling. It was a site to see! Thank you to our #rockymountainnationalpark  rangers for always keeping our tourists in a safe distant!! • • • • #navajophotographer  #nativephotographer  #nativewomanphotographer  #adventurelikeyougiveadamn  #sharetheexperience  #idratherbeexploring  #photooftheday  #lovelivingincolorado  #coloradoinstagram  #coloradosky  #coloradolive  #coloradotography  #viewcolorado  #wayupcolorado  #look303  #colorado_creative  #coloradocameraclub  #coloradountamed  #coloradopure  #colorRADo  #coloradoparksandwildlife  #colorado  #igsouthwest  #nationalparkgeek  #rockynps 
These forest fires are heartbreaking. I know it’s a natural process, however it’s always so hard to see your forests, sacred sites, and playgrounds go up in flames. Im praying for all our firefighters and emergency responders. I’m praying for rain. I’m praying for relief. I’m praying for Montana, Oregon, California, Washington, and the fire that started in our own forests, Colorado. •
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These forest fires are heartbreaking. I know it’s a natural process, however it’s always so hard to see your forests, sacred sites, and playgrounds go up in flames. Im praying for all our firefighters and emergency responders. I’m praying for rain. I’m praying for relief. I’m praying for Montana, Oregon, California, Washington, and the fire that started in our own forests, Colorado. • • • • #navajophotographer  #nativephotographer  #nativewomanphotographer  #adventurelikeyougiveadamn  #sharetheexperience  #idratherbeexploring  #photooftheday  #lovelivingincolorado  #coloradoinstagram  #coloradosky  #coloradolive  #coloradotography  #viewcolorado  #wayupcolorado  #look303  #colorado_creative  #coloradocameraclub  #coloradountamed  #coloradopure  #colorRADo  #coloradoparksandwildlife  #colorado  #igsouthwest  #estespark  #nationalparkgeek  #rockymountainnationalpark 
Our Navajo elders have taught us, when the moon engulfs the sun a new sun is being created...and during this time we are to be thoughtful upon our new self. For when totality is over, a new sun appears, and you've gained a new journey. I've spent a lot of time in deep thought about this. My answer, thoroughly working on serving others and making an impact. Focusing on volunteering, supporting agencies that are creating a better world, and being more thoughtful and intentional with my time. *
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Our Navajo elders have taught us, when the moon engulfs the sun a new sun is being created...and during this time we are to be thoughtful upon our new self. For when totality is over, a new sun appears, and you've gained a new journey. I've spent a lot of time in deep thought about this. My answer, thoroughly working on serving others and making an impact. Focusing on volunteering, supporting agencies that are creating a better world, and being more thoughtful and intentional with my time. * * * * #navajophotographer  #nativephotographer  #nativewomanphotographer  #adventurelikeyougiveadamn  #sharetheexperience  #idratherbeexploring  #photooftheday  #sierraclub  #rei  #briskoutdoors  #in2nature  #optoutside  #eclipse2017  #totaleclipse  #totality  #wyoming  #medicinebownationalforest  #alifealive  #briskoutdoors  #igsouthwest  #puresouthwest 
There’s something special about a woman and her horse. There’s an unannounced relationship, love, and respect. As Native American People, we have a deep embedded relationship with our horses, it’s a part of you and a part of your identity. *
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There’s something special about a woman and her horse. There’s an unannounced relationship, love, and respect. As Native American People, we have a deep embedded relationship with our horses, it’s a part of you and a part of your identity. * * * * #navajophotographer  #nativephotographer  #nativewomanphotographer  #adventurelikeyougiveadamn  #sharetheexperience  #idratherbeexploring  #photooftheday  #newmexico  #newmexicotrue  #newmexicoskies  #taos  #travelnewmexico  #taosnewmexico  #taospueblo  #horse  #instalove  #wanderfolk  #wildernessculture  #womeninthedesert  #womenwhoexplore  #puresouthwest  #purenm  #igsouthwest  #idratherbeexploring  #alifealive  #landscapephotography  #landofenchantment  #mytinyatlas  #nmgrammers  #nmproud  #nmnomad  #travelnewmexico 
This is a memory I hope to hold for the rest of my life!! There was a feeling of Wild in the air. The temperature drop 20 degrees, the wind picked up, and the earth fell silent and dark. There was sense of stirring deep within your soul and for some unknown reason, I began to cry. It was beautiful. It was majestic. It was wild! *
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This is a memory I hope to hold for the rest of my life!! There was a feeling of Wild in the air. The temperature drop 20 degrees, the wind picked up, and the earth fell silent and dark. There was sense of stirring deep within your soul and for some unknown reason, I began to cry. It was beautiful. It was majestic. It was wild! * * * * #navajophotographer  #nativephotographer  #nativewomanphotographer  #adventurelikeyougiveadamn  #sharetheexperience  #idratherbeexploring  #photooftheday  #alifealive  #optoutside  #nativeoutdoors  #eclipse2017  #totaltotality  #wyoming  #wild  #wanderfolk  #theworld_around_you  #sharetheexperience  #just_unitedstates  #idratherbeexploring  #in2nature  #briskoutdoors  #landscape  #rei  #sierraclub  #realnativesonly  #reclaimyourpower  #diamondringeffect  #nowiwantadiamondring  #instalike  #followme  #motivation  #nofilter 
Mt. Sanitas was amazing tonight!! The entire summer I haven't been able to hike due to a knee injury. It's been a rough summer. Tonight I decided to see if my weight lifting and exercises have helped. I did it, slowly, and the decent was agonizing, but I did it. I'm currently icing my knee and threw back some ibuprofen...geez, when did we get old? *
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Mt. Sanitas was amazing tonight!! The entire summer I haven't been able to hike due to a knee injury. It's been a rough summer. Tonight I decided to see if my weight lifting and exercises have helped. I did it, slowly, and the decent was agonizing, but I did it. I'm currently icing my knee and threw back some ibuprofen...geez, when did we get old? * * * * #mountaingirls  #womenwhoexplore  #womenwhohike  #navajowomen  #womeninthedesert  #nativewomenoutdoors  #outdoorwomen  #lovelivingincolorado  #coloradoinstagram  #coloradosky  #coloradolive  #coloradotography  #viewcolorado  #wayupcolorado  #look303  #colorado_creative  #coloradocameraclub  #coloradountamed  #navajophotographer  #nativephotographer  #nativewomanphotographer  #adventurelikeyougiveadamn  #sharetheexperience  #idratherbeexploring  #photooftheday  #coloradopure  #colorRADo  #colorado  #igsouthwest  #iphone 
Wow...we made it, Friday is here. It's been a rough week and I kinda feel like I've been walking through the Badlands, lost with no water and food! If you've equally had a rough week, I hope you're able to find some reprieve and go outside!! *
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Wow...we made it, Friday is here. It's been a rough week and I kinda feel like I've been walking through the Badlands, lost with no water and food! If you've equally had a rough week, I hope you're able to find some reprieve and go outside!! * * * * #navajophotographer  #nativephotographer  #nativewomanphotographer  #adventurelikeyougiveadamn  #sharetheexperience  #idratherbeexploring  #photooftheday  #nationalparkgeek  #nps  #findyourpark  #nationalparklife  #mypubliclands  #usfws  #pledgetoprotect  #usinterior  #badlands  #southdakota 
The events in Charlottesville have been very triggering for me.  About three months ago, I was verbally assaulted by a white supremacist in Boulder.  I was spat in the face multiple times, I was called a brown f*n c*nt over and over, I was told me and my People should've been thrown in the furnaces too.  I was called all the names in the book.  He screamed in my face stating that the world would be a better place without me and that all brown people should go to hell. ***
Meanwhile, NO ONE HELPED ME! I asked people around me, why no one was helping me, many cast their eyes down and walked away.  I had three choices: either lash out, run, or stand there with the love of Christ.  I stood there and didn't say a word.  Don't get me wrong, I was terrified, shaking like a leaf, and I had no idea if he would physically hurt me.  But I knew I was standing up to the hatred and injustice of multicultural people, I was standing up for myself as an Indigenous Woman, and I was standing up for those who receive hate due to their skin color. ***
If you get anything out of this...Please, if you see someone in this situation, DO NOT let them stand alone. This made the situation worse and harder to process, I was alone! I was beyond scared and yes traumatized. I can't tell you what the road of recovery looks like after a hate crime.  Even talking about this and making it public is very scary (and yes, I'm shaking and on the verge of tears.) So, thank you to everyone who stands by our sides and brings their voice to situations like these.  My hope is by talking about issues like these and the sharing of our stories, it can make our Country better. 
Thank you to those who helped put me back together and helped me see that God made me full of wonderful color.
*** This picture reminds me of what racism and genocide looks like for many Native Americans. This was the original church of Taos Pueblo, but then was destroyed by the US Army in 1847.
The events in Charlottesville have been very triggering for me. About three months ago, I was verbally assaulted by a white supremacist in Boulder. I was spat in the face multiple times, I was called a brown f*n c*nt over and over, I was told me and my People should've been thrown in the furnaces too. I was called all the names in the book. He screamed in my face stating that the world would be a better place without me and that all brown people should go to hell. *** Meanwhile, NO ONE HELPED ME! I asked people around me, why no one was helping me, many cast their eyes down and walked away. I had three choices: either lash out, run, or stand there with the love of Christ. I stood there and didn't say a word. Don't get me wrong, I was terrified, shaking like a leaf, and I had no idea if he would physically hurt me. But I knew I was standing up to the hatred and injustice of multicultural people, I was standing up for myself as an Indigenous Woman, and I was standing up for those who receive hate due to their skin color. *** If you get anything out of this...Please, if you see someone in this situation, DO NOT let them stand alone. This made the situation worse and harder to process, I was alone! I was beyond scared and yes traumatized. I can't tell you what the road of recovery looks like after a hate crime. Even talking about this and making it public is very scary (and yes, I'm shaking and on the verge of tears.) So, thank you to everyone who stands by our sides and brings their voice to situations like these. My hope is by talking about issues like these and the sharing of our stories, it can make our Country better. Thank you to those who helped put me back together and helped me see that God made me full of wonderful color. *** This picture reminds me of what racism and genocide looks like for many Native Americans. This was the original church of Taos Pueblo, but then was destroyed by the US Army in 1847.
I wonder how long ago this tree fell?  However, even things that are dying are still providing life for other organisms. Hold up your Simba and start singing, "The circle of life!"
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I wonder how long ago this tree fell? However, even things that are dying are still providing life for other organisms. Hold up your Simba and start singing, "The circle of life!" . . . . #nationalparkgeek  #nps  #findyourpark  #nationalparklife  #mypubliclands  #usfws  #pledgetoprotect  #usinterior  #navajophotographer  #nativephotographer  #nativewomanphotographer  #adventurelikeyougiveadamn  #sharetheexperience  #idratherbeexploring  #photooftheday  #optoutside  #olympicnationalpark  #deadtrees  #sunlight  #moss  #washington  #landscapephotography  #trees