If there’s one idea that gets at the very heart of Outside’s mission, it’s the why. Behind every passion, every pursuit, and every adventure there’s a why. It’s what motivates us to act, and action is what leads to improving ourselves and the world.
That’s why we’re launching “Why I . . .,” a video series highlighting the diversity of people and passions that power our world. For this initial collection of stories, we asked seven people to share how their personal stories are connected to their Indigenous ancestry and culture. We hope they’ll inspire you to find your why as well.
Why I Run
Running is more than a sport. For Dustin Martin, running is a gateway to opportunity and mentorship. With his nonprofit, Wings of America, Dustin promotes running to Indigenous youth while simultaneously strengthening representation and fostering a connection to Native history.