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ONE WITH NATURE (ENGLISH)
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ONE WITH NATURE (ENGLISH)
The series will profile existing environmental initiatives and explore the issues currently affecting Aboriginal communities and discover why and how Aboriginal people have continued to thrive with their Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) despite repeated attempts to eradicate their culture and way of life. The series not only celebrates the symbiotic relationship Aboriginal people have with mother earth, but also explores how it is being threatened and incorporates the viewpoints of many western trained scientists who have confirmed that TEK can provide many invaluable solutions to some of the world's most pressing environmental problems.
The Balance of Nature
This episode explores how the unique Mi'kmaq community of L'sitkuk at Bear River First Nation in Nova Scotia have thrived by going against the grain. Rejecting the profit-driven corporate model, they've opted instead to embrace the age-old Mi'kmaq ideal of community-based development. It's a bold effort that's not only proven successful for them, but may show the world how to achieve a more sustainable future.
Food Gatherers Paradise
Whatís in a meal? Itís more than you think. In Haida Gwaii, Canada's most western point, located 300 Kilometres into the Pacific, a diner among friends and family tells the story of the food gatherers of an island paradise. A paradise so abundant that it enabled a sophisticated civilization to flourish. This meal also tells the story of an ancient way of life that is interconnected within the island eco-system and how the gatherers almost lost it all after the arrival of European explorerís just over 200 years ago. Despite the challenges, the elders rejoice that another generation of Haida will live to see the Food Gatherer's Paradise.
Paradise in Peril
This episode explores how the Gitga'at Nation of Hartley Bay, British Columbia, continues to thrive as they have for thousands of years by harvesting the abundance of their coastal paradise in the Great Bear Rainforest.
A Community Where Tradition Lives On
This episode looks at one of the most significant developments in environmental science recently Ė the advent of Traditional Ecological Knowledge, or TEK. It's an approach that seriously considers thousands of years of first hand observation and cultural attachment to nature alongside modern methods of high tech science.
Reclaiming the Vision (Cowesses)
More than 130 years ago, Chief Cowessess signed Treaty 4 guaranteeing his people enough land to sustain themselves. Within ten years, they became some of the most successful farmers on the Prairies. Then almost overnight they lost their land and with it their ability to provide an adequate livelihood. Today, Cowessess First Nation has not only reclaimed what was rightfully theirs, but their Great Chiefís vision of a sustainable future.