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BIPOC Outdoors Twin Cities

Uplifting our narrative of BIPOC outdoors in the Twin Cities.

BIPOC Outdoors Twin Cities started as a Facebook page created in June 2020, as the Twin Cities were on fire, following the murder of George Floyd by police officer Derek Chauvin. Our first event was July 6th, and it was a beautiful group of Black, Indigenous and People of Color coming together for a hike along the Mississippi River.

Since then, it has grown to over 1300 members, and multiple local orgs have started hosting BIPOC specific and BIPOC centered outdoor workshops and nature based outings. We do this not to exclude others, but to create a space where we know we are safe and welcome to be ourselves, where we know we won’t be questioned why we are there, and we can simply be in nature and with one another without threat of micro or macro aggressions.

ASHA (SHE/HER) IS A QUEER FIRST GENERATION IMMIGRANT RESIDING IN SAINT PAUL, THE ANCESTRAL AND CONTEMPORARY HOMELAND OF DAKOTA PEOPLE IN MNI SOTA MAKOCE (MINNESOTA).
She is an educator, innovator, adventurer, and founder of Fiwygin Outdoors, ASHA consulting and BIPOC Outdoors Twin Cities.

Asha drinks hot chai or iced cold press every morning, listened to 93,849 minutes of music in 2018, loves to be on the water or in the woods, and is committed to ensuring equitable, inclusive and empowering access to the outdoors for historically marginalized people and communities. She is the proud auntie of three nephews, who she affectionately refers to as her Lil’ Homies.

offerings: community events

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