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Tribe Responds to Baby Antelope Deaths and Other Ecosystem Changes

Preserving the natural balance of a region requires thoughtful study of man’s impact on the environment, according to Ray Alvarez of the Hewisdawi Band. When the early settlers introduced cattle to Northeastern California, they brought with them diseases that wiped out populations of native species that Native tribes depended on. Currently, man has made it more difficult for baby antelope to cross their natural path because private ownership and state and federal agencies have added barriers along their way.

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Tribal Hunting with the Pit River Peoples

The industrialized production of meat products has created numerous health issues: it has separated us from the animals it comes from, it is often inhumanely grown, and it is often filled with chemical additives. This episode explores how members of the Pit River Tribe in Northeast California are reviving traditional hunting practices, embracing Community Science initiatives to preserve and monitor wild elk and deer populations; as well as developing statewide intertribal trading networks for the distribution of humanely sourced and sustainable Native foods.

  • 2019-05-28T23:30:00-07:00
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