UMaine Outdoor Leadership to host discussion with runner, activist and alum Jordan Daniel Nov. 3

The University of Maine College of Education and Human Development’s Outdoor Leadership Program will host an evening discussion with runner and Indigenous activist Jordan Daniel (’11), “Running with Purpose,” on Thursday, Nov. 3, 6:30-8 p.m., in the McIntire Room of the Buchanan Alumni House.

Daniel will discuss her experience as a fourth-generation runner, professional athlete and activist for Indigenous communities. Daniel currently works with Rising Hearts, an Indigenous-led grassroots group focused on dismantling white supremacy and elevating diverse voices. She serves on the 2022 Runner’s for Public Lands National Advisory Council, and is a member of 2022 PTM Foundation Advisory, the ReNew Earth Running Board and Intersectional Environmentalists Council. Additionally, Daniel has been named a 2021 Well+Good Changemaker, 2020 Runner’s World Alliance Ambassador, 2020 Return to the Heart Foundation Society Fellow, 2018 National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development Native American 40 Under 40 and People’s Climate Movement Millennials of Color to Support.

The event is supported by Maine Bound Adventure Center, Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Native American Programs. Additionally, the event is funded in part through a grant from the Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series Fund.