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Film Screening and Discussion: “Inhabitants: Indigenous Perspectives on Restoring Our World”

Wednesday | November 30, 2022 | 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Free
Join us for a screening of the film “Inhabitants: Indigenous Perspectives on Restoring Our World.” The film follows five Native American communities as they restore their traditional land management practices in the face of a changing climate. The film will be followed by a discussion led by Mike Dockry, Assistant Professor in Forest Resources at the University of Minnesota.
 
To participate, register on Eventbrite. This is an in-person event at the Bell Museum.
 
About the film
“Inhabitants: Indigenous Perspectives on Restoring Our World” follows five Native American communities as they restore their traditional land management practices in the face of a changing climate. For millennia Native Americans successfully stewarded and shaped their landscapes, but centuries of colonization have disrupted their ability to maintain these processes. From deserts, coastlines, forests, mountains, and prairies, Native communities across the US are restoring their ancient relationships with the land. The five stories 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.
 
About the speaker
Michael Dockry is Assistant Professor in Forest Resources, affiliate faculty in American Indian Studies, and an Institute on the Environment Fellow at the University of Minnesota. He is also a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. He works with indigenous communities in North and South America to understand how they view sustainability and manage land.
 

Details

Date:
Wednesday | November 30, 2022
Time:
7:00 pm–9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/film-screening-discussion-inhabitants-tickets-431018105757

Venue

Bell Museum
2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

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