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Coming Home to the Cove - Episode 3

In this final episode, Theresa Harlan continues her grassroots efforts to protect the last standing structures on Tomales Bay built by Coast Miwoks.

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Audio Story
Coming Home to the Cove - Episode 2

Episode Two traces thousands of years of Indigenous presence and history and asks: Who gets to define history?

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Audio Story
Coming Home to the Cove - Episode 1

In Episode One, Theresa Harlan shares the story of her Coast Miwok family’s eviction from their homestead on a cove in Tomales Bay.

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Audio Story
Karuk

Episode Three explores efforts to revitalize the Karuk language, which is deeply tied to the Klamath River in Northern California.

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Audio Story
Tolowa Dee-ni’

In Episode Two, we meet the sole remaining fluent speaker of the Tolowa Dee-ni’ language and his family who are grappling with what is at stake if they lose their language.

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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
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
Fostering Awe

This short clip, from the film Earthrise, documents the moment the Apollo 8 astronauts witnessed the Earth rising from the dark side of the moon.

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Film
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
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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Film
Tolowa Dee-ni'

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.

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Film
Karuk

Meet three Karuk tribal members in California, dedicated to speaking Karuk to stay connected to their people, their language, and the Klamath river.

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