Posted on December 21, 2021

University of Arkansas Offers Backpacking Trip for ‘Black, Indigenous, and People of Color’

Adam Sabes, Fox News, December 20, 2021

The University of Arkansas is offering a backpacking trip for “Black, Indigenous, and People of Color” and other recreational trips based on participants’ identity.

According to the University of Arkansas University Recreation Department, the “Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Backpacking” trip will be held on Feb. 25-27 and is designed for BIPOC individuals.

“This trip is designed for enable (sic) Black, Indigenous, Lantinx, Asian, and other people of color who are underrepresented in outdoor recreation to learn and grow in an inclusive and supportive environment. This trip explores a popular backpacking loop in the Buffalo National River Wilderness Area,” the description states.


Additionally, the university department is also offering “Indigenous Student Buffalo River Day Paddle” that is open to students who “identify as an indigenous student.”

“If you identify as an indigenous student we invite you to join us for a day out on the Buffalo National River. {snip} It’s a great opportunity to get outside and paddle with people of a shared identity,” the description states.