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They Take Care Of Us

Length: 11 min.
Age Level: 8+

The Blackfeet Nation of Northern Montana is reintroducing the buffalo back to their landscape after 125 years of their absence. Bringing the buffalo back is healing the land, the people, and strengthening the cultural, spiritual, and ecological connections between the buffalo and the Blackfeet people. Along with bringing a locally available healthy meat supply back to the tribe and creating jobs for tribal members, the herd is also proving to be a resilient option for coping with the challenges of cattle ranching brought on by climate change. The reintroduction of buffalo back onto the plains is beginning to heal the people and landscapes that depended on them for millennia.

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