Diversifying the outdoors in Alaska: Jody Potts -Joseph

Alaska Indigenous Peoples have been living, playing, and thriving in Alaska for thousands of years. However outdoor recreation and tourism are generally perceived as being primarily a white person’s game. Many people are trying to change that by encouraging, many times by example, people of color to venture outdoors. Jody Potts-Joseph is Han Gwich’in and grew up in Eagle Village. She is a dog musher, a wilderness guide, founded “Native Youth Outdoors,” and is a North Face Explorer Fund Council member all while living in rural Alaska. On this Outdoor Explorer, we talk with Jody about her life and efforts to diversify the outdoors. 

HOST: Paul Twardock


  • Jody Potts-Joseph, founder of Native Youth Outdoors


Arctic Wild

Alaska Wilderness League

Data for Indigenous Justice

North Face Explorer Fund

Teton Gravity: Indigenous Outdoor Organizations

BROADCAST: Thursday, June 2nd, 2022. 10:00 am – 11:00 a.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, June 2nd, 2022. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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