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Running Into A New Earth: Following their hearts for Indigenous causes

 Brandon, Fiona and Dasan.
Nicole Walton
Brandon, Fiona and Dasan.

Brandon Garlow and Fiona Byrne Ryan sold their Detroit-area house, packed up their car, and embarked on a soul journey to assist Indigenous causes around Turtle Island (North America). A call from the water spurred them to start running 227 miles of the North Country Trail from Michigan to Northern Minnesota in an effort to raise funds for the Stop Line 3 Resistance. The oil pipeline runs from Alberta, Canada to Superior, Wisconsin.

Brandon and Fiona took time while they were in Marquette to speak with Public Radio 90 News Director Nicole Walton about their heart-based mission. Additional sounds were provided by their 2-year-old son, Dasan.

Running Into A New Earth GoFundMe page

YouTube video of Leg 1 of their journey is here

Their website is www.wearebrandonandfiona.com

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.