Kyle Sumatzkuku (Hopi) is an endurance runner who qualified for the 2021 Boston Marathon and is currently raising funds for his trip. This year’s marathon falls on October 11th (Indigenous Peoples’ Day) and Kyle hopes to shed light on the legacy of Hopi running, represent his community, and put his longtime training to the test. Kyle’s marathon journey is being fully documented by filmmaker Duane Humeyestewa (Hopi) for an upcoming project. Duane is also a lifelong distance runner who specializes in film, journalism, editing, and production. His perspective, as both a mentor to Kyle and a fellow Indigenous runner, allows him to bring depth and authenticity to Kyle’s story. To support Kyle’s journey and Duane’s film project, please visit the link below.
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In This Episode:
- An update from the B.A.A. on Indigenous Peoples’ Day
- Grounded Pod Episode 11 – Women’s Running Across the Generations with Kathrine Switzer, Patti Catalano Dillon, & Weini Kelati
- Grounded Pod Episode 1 – Jordan Marie Daniel
- “Jordan Marie Daniel ran and prayed for 26 #MMIW names at 26.2 mile Boston Marathon” by Vincent Schilling, IndianCountryToday.com, April 23, 2019.
- Grounded Pod Episode 13 – Dustin Martin
- Support Dustin in his #RunWithWings Boston Marathon Fundraiser
- Wings of America
- Grounded Pod Episode 14 – Beth Wright
- Support Beth in her #RunWithWings Boston Marathon Fundraiser
- Grounded Pod Episode 25 – Yatika Starr Fields
- Support Yatika in his #RunWithWings Boston Marathon Fundraiser
- “Hopi endurance runner Kyle Sumatzkuku qualifies for Boston Marathon,” by Duane Humeyestewa, Navajo-Hopi Observer (Online), September 14, 2021.
- Lewis Tewanima (Hopi), American Indian Observer – Magazine of Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, Summer 2012 / Vol. 13 No. 2.
- Reservation Dogs | Watch on FX on Hulu
- Boston: The Documentary (Narrated by Matt Damon)
- Philip Glass
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Music by Jacob Shije (Santa Clara Pueblo, NM).
This podcast was made possible through the Tracksmith Fellowship Program.