Outdoor Industry

We work in intersection of native peoples, public lands, and diversity. We provide consulting and services to companies, organizations, and individuals who are looking to build meaningful and productive relationships with indigenous people, organizations, and governments. 

Contact Len Necefer at len@natives-outdoors.org to explore how NativesOutdoors can assist your projects.


    2017 Bishop Craggin' Classic: Mediating conflict & delivering education for the climbing community about climbing in Payahuunadu.

    NativesOutdoors & ambassador Jolie Varela worked with the American Alpine Club (AAC) to address concerns about controversial sponsor of the 2017 Bishop Craggin Classic climbing event. Together with the AAC we developed a educational panel discussion, moderated by ambassador Aaron Mike, to provide climbers with knowledge about climbing in Payahuunadu, the homeland of the Paiute people. 


    2017 FOJT Climb Smart: Educating New Climbers About Tribes & Cultural Resources

    The climbing community and American Indian tribes have many overlapping interests in protecting public lands however, both historical conflict and cultural differences have posed challenges to building working relationships between these groups. NativesOutdoors worked with Friends of Joshua Tree President, Kenji Haroutunian, to create a presence of local tribes & educational resources at the 2017 Climb Smart Event in Joshua Tree National Park. This event is focused on education of climbers who are looking to take their sport outdoors giving them the tools to both climb safely, reduce impact, and now understanding and respecting tribes & cultural resources. 


    2017 Indigenous Peoples Day - Supporting OIA, Athletes, & Social Media Influencers 

    We worked with the Outdoor Industry Association, Kate Rutherford, Luke Ndelson, Katie Boué, Shelma Jun (Flash Foxy), Caroline Gleich, and Erin Sullivan (Erin Outdoors) to develop social media content to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day both that respected the cultural heritage of indigenous people & made the connect to the outdoor industry.

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    2017 Outdoor Retailers Public Lands Panel

    NativesOutdoors Founder, Len Necefer, spoke on a Public Lands panel at the 2017 Outdoor Retailers summer show, alongside other advocates for public lands, to advocate for the importance of considering native peoples in issues regarding outdoor recreation.


    The Dyrt - educating users about tribal lands

    We worked with The Dyrt to include information & resources for users about proper protocols and respect for tribal laws & cultures for campgrounds located on reservations.

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    Native Camper Vans - Commercial photography permitting on the Navajo Nation & tribal lands

    Working with Native Camper Vans on educating their customers about proper protocols and permitting for commercial photography on the Navajo Nation.