This series features tintype photographs of the remaining speakers of endangered Indigenous languages in North America.
A Native chef works with Indigenous foodways to promote processes of healing and recovery from historical trauma.
As Robin Wall Kimmerer harvests serviceberries alongside the birds, she considers the ethic of reciprocity that lies at the heart of the gift economy.
Colleen Cooley, a Navajo river guide, reflects on the importance of acknowledging Indigenous land in outdoor recreation.
Residents of La Gomera, an island off of Morocco’s Atlantic coast, keep their traditional whistling language alive.
A traditional curandero, or medicine man, in Northern Peru uses his extensive knowledge of native plants to treat various maladies.
Master carver Joe Martin, one of the few traditional craftsmen left, makes dugout canoes used by his people, the Pacific Northwest Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations.
Meet three Karuk tribal members in California, dedicated to speaking Karuk to stay connected to their people, their language, and the Klamath river.
The sole fluent speaker of Tolowa Dee-ni’ in California works with his family to overcome generations of trauma and to preserve their language and traditions.
In this film, meet two of the last fluent speakers of Kawaiisu, a Native language of the southern end of the Sierra Nevada in California.
Five years after filming Marie’s Dictionary, Marie and her family share how they continue to teach Wukchumni classes to members of their community.
Marie Wilcox is the last fluent speaker of Wukchumni and created a dictionary to keep her language alive.
This short film documents the impact of sand dredging on Cambodia's mangrove forests and the lives of the people who depend on them for survival.
A traditional Zuni elder in New Mexico works with artists to create maps based on ceremony, song, and connection to the land.
Mongolian pastoral herders make up one of the world’s last remaining nomadic cultures.
Yup'ik fisherman Ray Waska, who lives on the Alaskan Yukon Delta, teaches his grandchildren how to fish during the summer salmon run.
A 16-year-old Alaskan Native leaves his tiny village to compete in a basketball tournament hundreds of miles across frozen tundra.
The culture and livelihoods of Indigenous women of the Omo River Valley in Ethiopia are threatened due to a hydroelectric dam.
The people and land of the Mixteca are one of the world's last bastions of traditional indigenous life in Mexico.
Learn about the Xikrin peoples of the Amazon Rainforest and the dam that is threatening their homes and subsistence lifestyle.
Learn about one of the last remaining tribes of hunter-gatherers in the world.
Photographer Diane Barker captures the changes taking place for the nomadic mountain people of Tibet.
A portrait of a modern Inuit family living in the fearsome North Greenland landscape.
These photographs capture a modern Inupiaq community in Alaska facing evacuation due to climate change.
These photos depict life in Peru and the impacts of progress on people and the environment.
Baltazar Ushca is the last ice merchant to harvest glacial ice from Ecuador's Mount Chimborazo.