For millennia, Native communities have successfully stewarded, shaped, and cared for the land, but centuries of colonization have disrupted their ability to maintain traditional land management practices. These five films follow Native American Tribes across deserts, coastlines, forests, and prairies as they restore traditional land management practices. The stories document the sustaining traditions of Hopi dryland farming in Arizona, the restoration of buffalo on the Blackfeet reservation in Montana, sustainable forestry on the Menominee reservation in Wisconsin, the revival of Native food forests in Hawaii, and the return of prescribed fire to the landscape by the Karuk Tribe of California. These time-tested practices from North America’s original inhabitants provide essential solutions during our global climate crisis.
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These films share the stories of five Native American communities who are restoring their traditional land management practices.