#240: Seeing the Unseen - Native Women Running with Verna Volker
We’re super excited to bring you this week’s episode of The BibRave Podcast - Tim and Jess welcome Native Women Running Founder, Verna Volker to the show! Native Women Running is an organization dedicated to encouraging Native women runners in the running community and amplifying their voices on and off the reservation. Verna started the group in 2018 and has seen it grow in both size and influence. Tim & Jess talk with Verna about important issues like mascots and representation, the history of the Navajo, her pride in her Native language, disproportionate violence and unsolved murders against Native women, land acknowledgment, and the overlap between the issues facing Native women and those faced by other minority populations. The conversation provides invaluable insight into how Native women runners are viewed, judged, or overlooked altogether. Verna does a wonderful job representing her cause, educating listeners on the challenges Native women face, and sharing actionable tips for how ALL runners, regardless of where they fit into the running industry, can support Native women runners. For a deeper podcast dive, check out this week’s show notes 📝! And if you enjoyed this episode, we would love it if you could leave us a review on iTunes! Want to join the podcast conversation? Message us on social - Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook - and don’t forget to use the hashtags #BibChat & #BRPodcast! Show Notes: Native Women Running IG, FB Verna Volker Secretary of the Interior - Deb Holland (1st Native American Interior Secretary) The Bureau of Indian Affairs Run the Land Sweatshirts and T-shirts! Ted Metellus Episode on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Native Women Running 3rd Annual MMIW Virtual Run Navajo Code Talkers Windtalkers the movie Follow Team BibRave on social! Tim: IG, TW Jess: IG, TW For those digging the sweet ukulele intro music, 🎶 that comes to us from the talented musician and running coach, Matt Flaherty. Check out his site for more audio goodness! If you like what you hear and want to get more, please subscribe in iTunes and leave a review. That pleases our overlords at iTunes... 😉 If you want more from the BibRave running community, check out our race review page at BibRave.com or follow us on Twitter @BibRave.