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Inhabitants: Indigenous Perspectives on Restoring our World – award-winning documentary

November 20, 2022 @ 9:00 am - December 3, 2022 @ 10:00 pm

The Bacon Free Library is partnering with the Natick Historical Society, the Town of Natick’s Department of Sustainability and the Town of Natick’s Department of Community and Economic Development to bring you this award-winning documentary which 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.

Please register below to view the film. You will receive the link the screen the film on November 20th. The link will be good through December 3rd.

After viewing the film, join us for a Q & A with the film’s producer. This program will be held over Zoom, please register to receive the link.


The streaming link may not be shared with anyone outside of your class, campus event or community event, or posted on any website or social media page that is accessible to the public. Do not post this on Youtube, Facebook or any public platform. GOOD DOCS film and video content is protected by United States copyright law. Duplication, reproduction, alteration, television broadcast or cablecast, (except for on- campus closed circuit), loaning for a fee, leasing, sublicensing to others or use for any commercial purposes (i.e. charging admission) is strictly prohibited without express written permission from GOOD DOCS.



November 20, 2022 @ 9:00 am
December 3, 2022 @ 10:00 pm
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