Enormocast 270: Briana Mazzolini-Blanchard – Doing What Needs to Be Done

On Episode 270 of the Enormocast, we are joined by Indigenous activist and climber, Briana Mazzolini-Blanchard. Though her path to accepting her heritage as a member of the CHamoru/Tugong Clan with origins in Guam was not without struggles, Briana has spent the last 6 years advocating for Indigenous peoples in Ohio and Eastern Kentucky. As a board-member of the Red River Gorge Climbers Coalition, she has spearheaded that group’s outreach to under-served and under-represented communities. As Executive Director of the Urban Native Collective, she also strives to serve the Indigenous community outside of climbing. Finally, as a climber/advocate, Briana wants to rattle our cages and make us think about how we impact the land and what the climbing community is going to look like, value, and accept going forward.

2 Replies to “Enormocast 270: Briana Mazzolini-Blanchard – Doing What Needs to Be Done”

  1. Proper and touching prologue before the interview. Had me choked up feeling all those things. Climbing man….it hits all the emotions. Peace out Aaron….

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