Our Land Pro­ject

Climbing - - PLAYERS -

In Jan­uary 2018, Krauss com­bined her pas­sions for wild spa­ces, climb­ing, and mu­sic with the launch of Our Land Pro­ject ( our­land.

band­camp. com). She wrote and recorded the protest song “Our Land” as a re­sponse to Pres­i­dent’s Trump’s han­dling of na­tional mon­u­ments and pub­lic lands. Af­ter a col­lab­o­ra­tive record­ing ses­sion, it quickly de­vel­oped into a film pro­ject that fol­lows Krauss and photographer Chris Vul­t­ag­gio as they travel to Utah to tell the story of Bears Ears and its peo­ple. They spent a week with the lead­er­ship of Utah Diné Bikéyah, a non­profit de­voted to sup­port­ing in­dige­nous com­mu­ni­ties in pro­tect­ing their an­ces­tral lands. “The strug­gle in Utah is about more than just pro­tect­ing breath­tak­ing views and ac­cess to climb­ing; it’s about re­spect­ing and con­serv­ing thou­sands of years of Na­tive Amer­i­can his­tory and cul­ture,” Krauss says.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.