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First Nation Peoples have a deep connection with walking. It’s an important part of rich cultures and histories that have been practiced and preserved for many thousands of years. Here’s how Birpai artist Ben Barker describes it:

“When you walkabout, you just get on the street and connect your feet to the ground. Even if you’ve got shoes on, it doesn’t really matter. You know a little bit of rubber isn’t going to stop your spirit from connecting with the earth. The spirit runs through your system and connects to your dreaming, it’s such an emerging process and you get to spend time with your own thoughts and connect with the environment.” 

Read Ben Barker’s story or find out about the Indigenous Marathon Foundation RAW program. 

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