Indigenous Perspectives on Restoring Our World.

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.

“Incredibly persuasive and passionate.” – Cinema 365

From deserts, coastlines, forests, mountains, and prairies, Native communities across the US are restoring their ancient relationships with the land.

“Inhabitants shines a bright and respectful light. Our best chance for pulling back from the edge of ecological disaster” – Bioneers

The five stories contained in this film 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;
  • 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.

  • Winner: Best International Feature, Planet In Focus International Film Festival
  • Winner: Audience Award, DC Environmental Film Festival
  • Winner: Best International Feature, Planet In Focus International Environmental Film Festival
  • Big Sky Documentary Festival
  • Wild & Scenic Film Festival
  • Doclands Documentary Film Festival
  • DC Environmental Film Festival
  • American Indian Film Festival
  • Princeton Environmental Film Festival

2021 / Documentary / 76 minutes / Color / English / A film by COSTA BOUTSIKARIS & ANNA PALMER


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