Grab a drink and seat for this outdoor film screening of the feature documentary Inhabitants: An Indigenous Perspective. Inhabitants follows five Native American Tribes across deserts, coastlines, forests, and prairies as they restore their traditional land management practices.

For millennia Native Americans successfully stewarded and shaped their landscapes, but centuries of colonization have disrupted their ability to maintain their traditional land management practices. From deserts, coastlines, forests, mountains, and prairies, Native communities across the US are restoring their ancient relationships with the land. The five stories include sustaining traditions of Hopi dryland farming in Arizona; restoring buffalo to the Blackfeet reservation in Montana; maintaining sustainable forestry on the Menominee reservation in Wisconsin; reviving native food forests in Hawaii; and returning prescribed fire to the landscape by the Karuk Tribe of California. As the climate crisis escalates these time-tested practices of North America’s original inhabitants are becoming increasingly essential in a rapidly changing world.

This screening is sponsored by Indigenous St. Louis, a project of the STLr City Working Group and supported by the Divided City Initiative.

Inhabitants is produced by Ben-Alex Dupris (Colville Confederated Tribes) with Executive Producer Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee and Co-Producers Roderick Spencer and Tom Sargent.

This event will be held outside, weather permitting. Registration is encouraged, but not required. Please let us know if you require any accommodations to participate in this program. Contact

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About Indigenous St. Louis
Indigenous St. Louis is a one-year project funded through the Divided City Initiative and the Mellon Foundation. It includes a growing coalition of staff from St. Louis universities and cultural institutions, working together to establish and deepen relationships with Native communities in St. Louis, and Native nations with historic and contemporary ties to the St. Louis area.

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