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Tending Nature

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TENDING NATURE shines a light on the environmental knowledge of indigenous peoples across California by exploring how the state's Native peoples have actively shaped and tended the land for millennia, in the process developing a deep understanding of plant and animal life. The series examines how humans are necessary to live in balance with nature and how traditional practices can inspire a new generation of Californians.

Episodes:

  • Decolonizing Cuisine with Mak-'amham

    The entire American populace is "food-washed", we are eating mass produced products that are often pumped full of harmful chemicals or are genetically modified. Even "organic" certification is being revised and caught in fraud to include non-organic processes. This episode explores how two Ohlone chefs Louis Trevino and Vincent Medina are revitalizing Ohlone language, food practices and adapting them for a modernist palate.

    Length: 00:26:39
    Usage rights: 11/10/2018 to 11/9/2021
  • Healing The Body with United Indian Health Services

    While "Food Deserts" is a term used by many to describe urban areas without access to fresh food, this issue is not just one that inner city areas are struggling with. Native peoples in rural areas often lack easy access to healthy, affordable food and a younger generation is witnessing the effects of health issues in their community. This episode explores how a new generation is jump starting several food sovereignty programs across California. The most prominent of these is in Arcata, CA at UIHS' Potawot Community Garden and is serving as an inspiration for other initiatives across California.

    Length: 00:26:39
    Usage rights: 11/10/2018 to 11/9/2021
  • Protecting The Coast with the Tolowa Dee-ni

    Today many California coastal ecosystems are under threat from human caused toxification of our oceans caused by industrial and residential development. This episode journeys to the Smith River near the Oregon border to discover how the Tolowa Dee-ni' are reviving traditional harvesting of shellfish such as mussels, and in the process, working with state agencies to monitor toxicity levels and redefine the human role in managing marine protected areas.

    Length: 00:26:35
    Usage rights: 11/10/2018 to 11/9/2021
  • Tribal Hunting with the Pit River Peoples

    The industrialized production of our meat products has created numerous health issues: it has separated us from the animals it comes from, it is often inhumanely grown, and it is often filled with chemical additives. This episode explores how the Pit River Tribe in Northeast California are reviving traditional hunting practices, embracing Community Science initiatives to preserve and monitor wild elk and deer populations; as well as developing statewide intertribal trading networks for the distribution of humanely sourced and sustainable Native foods.

    Length: 00:26:39
    Usage rights: 11/10/2018 to 11/9/2021

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