The crisis with missing and murdered indigenous is shedding light on a national, local, family and human issue that has impacted many families and innocent victims. Local leaders are doing their part to create a path towards justice.
Martha Schouweiler is well known among the Beargrease community having won four consecutive Beargrease mid-distance races from 2015-2018. However this year, Otter Run Kennel will be represented by her daughter-in-law Erin Schouweiler.
Whether they do it professionally or just for fun, many mushers love to come back to the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. This year, there are several mushers returning to the race after a short or even decade-long hiatus.
The veterinarian team is a key part of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. At each of the six checkpoints along the 295-mile race, vets look over the dogs to make sure they are hydrated, eating well and haven't injured a joint.