‘Inhabitants’ Wants You to Think Differently About Land Management
The documentary 'Inhabitants' makes a powerful case for turning to Indigenous perspectives of land management
FOR MILLENNIA, NATIVE AMERICANS successfully stewarded and shaped their landscapes, but centuries of colonization have disrupted their ability to maintain their traditional land management practices. From deserts, coastlines, forests, mountains, and prairies, Native communities across the U.S. are restoring their ancient relationships with the land. The five stories in Inhabitants include sustaining traditions of Hopi dryland farming in Arizona; restoring buffalo to the Blackfeet reservation in Montana; maintaining sustainable forestry on the Menominee reservation in Wisconsin; reviving native food forests in Hawaii; and returning prescribed fire to the landscape by the Karuk Tribe of California. As the climate crisis escalates, these time-tested practices of North America’s original inhabitants are becoming increasingly essential in a rapidly changing world.
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