► Tending the Wild / S’occuper de la Nature : un aperçu des savoirs traditionnels des peuples autochtones de Californie
Dossier(s) : Savoirs agro-écologiques locaux
Type: vidéo, film documentaire
Date de publication : 1 janvier 2016
“Tending the Wild” shines light on the environmental knowledge of indigenous peoples across California by exploring how they have actively shaped and tended the land for millennia, in the process developing a deep understanding of plant and animal life.
This series examines how humans are necessary to live in balance with nature and how traditional practices can inspire a new generation of Californians to tend their environment.
You can watch each 15 min episode separately or as a whole.
I personally recommend the episodes “Decolonizing the Diet – How Native Peoples are Reclaiming Traditional Foods” and Weaving Community – How Native Peoples are Rediscovering Their Basketry Traditions which show how native tribes are tending bridges to bring some learning of their traditional knowledge to our modern society.
Besides, references to their worldviews give also food for thought regarding relationship with Nature in our Western cultures.
“Just because it’s free and it’s there for the taking, it doesn’t mean that you have a right to it. Nature has rights and it’s time to respect those rights.”
Co-produced by KCET and the Autry Museum of the American West
Niveau d’intervention : Régional
Lieux : États-Unis