Podcast | How a high school runner became an Indigenous activist

First drawn to the sport for health benefits, athlete Rosalie Fish hit her stride advocating for missing and murdered Indigenous women and two-spirit people.

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Runner and activist Rosalie Fish. (Sarah Hall)

Rosalie Fish is best known for the red handprint often painted on her face. First a runner in high school and now a collegiate athlete at the University of Washington, Fish runs with the handprint to bring visibility to the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and two-spirit people. 

It is a cause that is centuries old and very near to her as a member of the Cowlitz Tribe who grew up on the Muckleshoot reservation.

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For this episode of the Out & Back podcast, she talks to host Alison Mariella Désir about how she turned her love of running into activism. 

She also takes Désir along for one of her other favorite outdoor activities, a canoe paddle on Elliott Bay with her Muckleshoot family.

Before listening, we suggest you watch the episode about Rosalie Fish here.

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