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Tending Nature

The Delicate Balance Needed Along the Pit River

The Native people living along the Pit River earned their name because they would dig traps along the river. When the settlers came through the area that now comprises north-eastern California, they lost horses and cattle in pits, so they named the river and people by the same name. Ray Alvarez explains the delicate balance that is needed to maintain the landscape, species and overall ecosystem.

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Native Foodways with the Cultural Conservancy

The Cultural Conservancy works to re-engage with the land and decolonize our foodways.
Season 3 Episode 4
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Reclaiming Agriculture with the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation

The Yocha Dehe people are using ecological knowledge to rethink agri-business.
Season 3 Episode 3
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Preserving the Desert with NALC

The Native American Land Conservancy protects sacred tribal lands in the Mojave Desert.
Season 3 Episode 2
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Guarding Ancestral Grounds with the Wiyot

The Wiyot tribe from Humboldt County have fought for restored access to their land.
Season 3 Episode 1
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Managing Groundwater with the Paiute

The Paiute are shepherding conversations around access to water resources.
Season 2 Episode 4
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Restoring The River with the Yurok, Hupa and Karuk

The Yurok are working to revitalize the Klamath and Trinity Rivers.
Season 2 Episode 3
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Holistic Healing with the Syuxtun Collective

Scientists and doctors are embracing alternative, preventive, whole body medical options.
Season 2 Episode 2
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Rethinking The Coast with the Ti'at Society

Tongva, Chumash and Acjachemen members are rebuilding their connection with the ocean.
Season 2 Episode 1
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Healing the Body with United Indian Health Service

A new generation is jump starting several food sovereignty programs across California.
Season 1 Episode 4
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Tribal Hunting with the Pit River Peoples

The Pit River Tribe in Northeast California are reviving traditional hunting practices.
Season 1 Episode 3
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