Oregon museums showcase Native American art, culture and even running to highlight Indigenous experience
Jordan Marie Brings Three White Horses Daniel is a professional runner who has set her sights on the 2024 Olympic Trials marathon.
But she doesn’t run for the paycheck or international fame.
“Running is an integral part of our culture,” she told The Oregonian/OregonLive. “It’s part of how we express ourselves.”
For Daniel, who describes herself as a “proud Lakota winyan,” it’s also a way to raise visibility of Indigenous people and the issues important to them. At the 2019 Boston Marathon, she dedicated each mile to a missing or murdered Indigenous woman or girl, highlighting a shocking, ongoing “epidemic” in Native communities that rarely gets media attention.
“Having our story and history told is really important — it’s important for non-Indigenous people to hear and see us,” she says. “We need allies.”
Bend’s High Desert Museum is telling some of those stories, including Daniel’s, in a unique exhibit called