Author Bio

Connor Ryan

A proud Hunkpapa Lakota and passionate skier, Connor Ryan was born and raised on the Arapaho, Cheyenne and Ute homelands at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. He considers these places among his biggest inspirations and closest relatives. Connor seeks to decolonize, reconnect and learn to better honor all his relations through adventure and activism. Skiing is his dance and prayer, a ceremony of its own. The Lakota traditional ecological knowledge helps Connor understand the true value of the sacred land and water we ski on in deeper and more tangible ways.

Stories by Connor Ryan...
Connor Ryan: Better Relative

Connor Ryan: Better Relative

From a young age, the educational experiences of the natural world taught me to perceive nature as something outside. Outside of myself, outside my front or bac...