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Last winter, I joined a two and a half week snowshoe trek in Quebec led by an inspiring Innu surgeon named Stanley Vollant, as part of his multi-year walking project. My feature about that trip — and the myriad health benefits of walking — will appear in the October 2013 issue of The Walrus. In the meantime, here are a few things I learned about the connections between aboriginal activism and walking, as published in the Globe and Mail‘s Focus section. (I should note here that I received a generous health journalism grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to support the reporting and writing of these two articles. I should also note, unfortunately, that the CIHR has decided to cancel its support of this program.)

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