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Essay Painting of United States Flag on wall
Five Habits to Heal the Heart of Democracy

Parker Palmer presents qualities of citizenship that are essential for sustaining democracy in troubled times.

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Essay
The Serviceberry: An Economy of Abundance

As Robin Wall Kimmerer harvests serviceberries alongside the birds, she considers the ethic of reciprocity that lies at the heart of the gift economy.

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Film Master forager Twila Cassadore of the San Carlos Apache Nation
The Hunt

A Native chef works with Indigenous foodways to promote processes of healing and recovery from historical trauma.

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Film Coleen Cooley
Water Flows Together

Colleen Cooley, a Navajo river guide, reflects on the importance of acknowledging Indigenous land in outdoor recreation.

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Film
Cocoon

Students share their perspectives during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Film
The Art of Weaving

Homesteader Jessica Green shares the deeply rooted tradition of weaving and artisanship in Appalachia.

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Community Conversation Series: Discussion with Filmmaker Maris Curran
Community Conversation Series: Discussion with Filmmaker Jeremy Seifert
Film
The Church Forests of Ethiopia

Orthodox Churches for centuries have safeguarded pockets of primary forest and are now working to preserve Ethiopia’s shrinking biodiversity.

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Film Indigenous man holding instrument
The Offering

Quechua dancers perform a pre-celebration ritual associated with Peru's unique Quechua Danza de Tijeras, or “Scissor Dance."

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Film Shepherd whistling
El Silbo

Residents of La Gomera, an island off of Morocco’s Atlantic coast, keep their traditional whistling language alive.

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Film Peruvian Medicine Man
The Medicine Man

A traditional curandero, or medicine man, in Northern Peru uses his extensive knowledge of native plants to treat various maladies.

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Film Native master carver Joe Martin
The Canoe Maker

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.

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