Part of the experience of colonization for Native people has been the denial of their long-standing practices of agriculture. Now indigenous voices are becoming part of the conversation about how to think in a healthy and holistic manner about food.
In her new book, Judith Schwartz takes us to five continents and tell us stories of people restoring devastated landscapes–and overcoming deep conflicts that stem from degraded ecosystems. The results are phenomenal.
The Eastern Shoshone people traditionally survived with the buffalo, and their way of life suffered when tens of millions of buffalo were killed by the US government. But now they’re returning to the land–and starting to renew a culture.
Hopi farmers must be doing something right: they have survived and grown their own food for hundreds of generations. We talk to Dr. Michael Kotutwa Johnson about their regenerative farming and cultural practices––and the challenges to maintaining them.
Kelsey Ducheneaux is a fourth generation regenerative beef cattle rancher, and she works with the Intertribal Agriculture Council helping producers to work within the current system–and reinvigorate native foods and practices.
…those are just some of the stories of Jack Loeffler‘s fascinating memoir, Headed into the Wind — a tale of explorations in consciousness from nature and indigenous mind to music and the counterculture.
The P’urhépecha people were once part of a major empire, contemporaneous with the Aztecs. Their rituals and beliefs have survived to the present day, and have been documented by two Santa Fe filmmakers.
How do you find an ancient Mesoamerican city under a dense and dangerous rainforest? Steve Elkins figured it out, and Doug Preston wrote a book about it…and now it’s the cutting edge of archaeology.
There are no limits to what a group of women can do when they get together–and organize. Corrine Sanchez of Tewa Women United tells about three decades of activism, mutual support, and social change.
Before Erica Elliott decided to become a physician, she worked as a teacher on the Navajo reservation–where she also experienced being a shepherd, going into trance in peyote ceremonies, and being kissed by a mountain lion. We talk about her new memoir.