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Fire Is Our Relation

Length: 12 min.
Age Level: 8+

As California battles massive wildfires that are increasing in size, scale, and severity, several tribes are working to revive traditional Native American land management practices that can help contain the blazes and lessen the effects of drought. On the Klamath River in Northern California, the Karuk Tribe is dedicated to managing the landscape and reviving traditional knowledge of prescribed fire. Fire suppression from colonization has had detrimental effects on landscapes throughout the world. The Karuk Tribe is bringing good fire back to their ancestral lands, showing how their traditional management practices make landscapes resilient and safe.

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