Lucille Contreras calls buffalo her relatives. She’s a Lipan Apache and founder of the Texas Tribal Buffalo Project, which brings together food, culture, and language around this animal to reestablish its homeland.
Sanjay Rawal ‘s new film, Gather, explores how Native Americans across the U.S. are rediscovering their food traditions–and building on them in the context of present-day realities.
Many food producers spend so much on interest to banks that they can’t pay for improvements to make their farms more resilient and regenerative. Zach Ducheneaux talks about an alternative that’s already having some success in Indian country.
…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.
We talk to producers, directors, and actors in this year’s festival, with themes that include Native American adoption, a Louisiana faith healer, the Standing Rock protests, and a housewife and mother going over the edge.
Archaeoastronomy of the last forty years reveals that Native Americans of the Chaco Canyon area were extraordinary astronomers, engineers, and builders–in service of a spirituality. What did it mean, and why did they leave the site? We talk to researcher Anna Sofaer and her colleagues.