Native Planet
The Fight for Mother Earth

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6 videos in this collection

Native Planet Program 1: New Zealand - Restoring the "Mauri"
Host Simon Baker travels to New Zealand's North Island to see how science and indigenous knowledge are combining to breathe life back into a sacred lake decimated by years of…
Native Planet Program 2: Ecuador - Saving Pachamama (Mother Earth)
Host Simon Baker travels to Ecuador and deep into the Amazon jungle to meet one Aboriginal tribe waging an international fight to keep oil companies and their government off their…
Native Planet Program 3: Canada - Living with the Tar Sands
From his home in the Squamish Nation, Canada host Simon Baker traces the path of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, from the Oil Sands in Alberta to the tanker terminal…
Native Planet Program 4: Hawaii - The Stolen Nation
Host Simon Baker travels to Hawaii to examine the growing native sovereignty movement and how it helped halt construction of the largest public infrastructure project in Hawaii's history.
Native Planet Program 5: United States - Surviving the Cold War and Uranium Mining
Host Simon Baker examines the environmental and social impact that abandoned uranium mines and the cold war nuclear testing are having on the Navajo Nation.
Native Planet Program 6: Australia - Protecting the "Song Line"
Host Simon Baker travels to Northwest Australia - where culture is m ore important than profit - to visit one Aboriginal tribe defending their 'song lines' and way of life…

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Native Planet Program 2: Ecuador - Saving Pachamama (Mother Earth)
Part of the Series: Native Planet
Host Simon Baker travels to Ecuador and deep into the Amazon jungle to meet one Aboriginal tribe waging an international fight to keep oil companies and their government off their territory.
Earth Speaks: Native Americans Speak about the Earth
Earth Speaks is a short documentary about the Earth as Mother and the impacts of oil and gas drilling on Native American tribal lands in the United States, particularly the Blackfeet Reservation in North Central Montana. Outside entities promise economic wealth and prosperity to territories whose unemployment rate hovers at…
Vis A Vis: Techno Tribal
Kimberly Aboriginal performance artist Ningali Lawford and Californian Native American James Luna meet through a satellite video link and embark on a fascinating and emotional four day encounter comparing themselves, their work and their respective societies. Through this film Ningali and James explore the contemporary indigenous landscape on their own…
Across the Americas - Indigenous Perspectives
In this compilation, award-winning independent documentary filmmaker Robbie Leppzer chronicles indigenous people from North, South, and Central America speaking out about their common legacies of survival and contemporary struggles over land, human rights, and the environment. Columbus Didn't Discover Us The 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's historic voyage to America…
Native Planet Program 4: Hawaii - The Stolen Nation
Part of the Series: Native Planet
Host Simon Baker travels to Hawaii to examine the growing native sovereignty movement and how it helped halt construction of the largest public infrastructure project in Hawaii's history.
Native Planet Program 6: Australia - Protecting the "Song Line"
Part of the Series: Native Planet
Host Simon Baker travels to Northwest Australia - where culture is m ore important than profit - to visit one Aboriginal tribe defending their 'song lines' and way of life as their government and corporations attempt to develop the world's largest natural gas fields around them.
Kakadu Man
At the top end of Australia is the jewel of the country's national parks and the home of the Gagadju people. It is called Kakadu. More than 100,000 visitors are drawn to this magical place every year. Some come to look at its beauty but others come to hunt its…
Spirit Lands: An American Desert Odyssey
Spirit Lands: An American Desert Odyssey is a visual and musical journey to some of the most spectacular, beautiful and awe-inspiring natural wonders of the American desert. Emmy Award winning cinematographer David Fortney spent four years collecting imagery for this project, traveling to every desert location in America, including seven…
William Rees: Measuring Our Ecological Footprint
Interview with William Rees, the world famous originator of ecological footprint analysis--a remarkable instrument designed to actually measure the demands that each of us, and each of our societies, is placing on the productive capacity of our planet. The Earth, after all, can only provide so much food and water,…
Being Innu
For thousands of years the Innu lived off the land. They were nomads, sometimes also known as the Montagnais. In the 1960s, government policy forced them to settle and form communities in Labrador and Quebec. Ancestral ways collided with modern ones, and gave rise to ongoing struggles. Now the grandchildren…
Arctic Meltdown, Rising Seas
The Marshall Islands, with an average elevation of six feet above sea level, are among the most sensitive environments to long term climate change. Rising seas may force the people of these islands to flee. Halfway around the world, another culture in a vastly different environment is also confronting the…
This World Is Not Our Home
This World Is Not Our Home is a short, immersive documentary film into the life story of Elvina Brown, the oldest member of the Pomo Indian Tribe in northern California. Narrated by her granddaughter and told first-hand by Elvina, This World Is Not Our Home shares Elvina's experiences, perspective and…