[PAST EVENT] "Inhabitants" Documentary Film Screening

February 2, 2023
5pm - 7pm
Tucker 127A
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Inhabitants film poster featuring members of Native American Tribes, with a background image of bison on the landscape

In collaboration with the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, the Institute for Integrative Conservation presents a screening of the award winning documentary film INHABITANTS.

Thursday, February 2nd, 5:00 PM

Tucker 127A

Doors at 5:00 pm, Program begins at 5:15 PM

For millennia Native Americans successfully stewarded and shaped their landscapes, but centuries of colonization have disrupted their ability to maintain traditional land management practices. INHABITANTS follows five Native American Tribes across deserts, coastlines, forests, and prairies as they restore their traditional land management practices. As the climate crisis escalates these time-tested practices of North America's original inhabitants are becoming increasingly essential in a rapidly changing world.


INHABITANTS is directed by Costa Boutsikaris and Anna Palmer, and produced by Anna Palmer, Ben-Alex Dupris (Colville Confederated Tribes), and Colleen Cooley, (Diné, Blue Gap and Shonto, Arizona communities, Navajo Nation), with Executive Producer Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee.

The film was directed and produced in collaboration with a Tribal Advisory Board that includes representatives from each of the Tribes highlighted in the film:

• Dr. Michael Kotutwa Johnson of the Hopi Tribe, PhD in Natural Resources and traditional Hopi dryland farmer, and Research Associate for the Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF).

• Kalani Souza of Native Hawaii, Hawaiian practitioner and cross-cultural community facilitator and Executive Director of the Olohana Foundation

• Ervin Carlson of the Blackfeet Tribe, Blackfeet Nation in Montana. He is the Director of the Blackfeet Buffalo Program and President of the Intertribal Buffalo Council (ITBC)

• Teri Dahle of the Blackfeet Tribe, Program Director of the Iinii Initiative working to conserve traditional lands, protect Blackfeet culture, strengthen ecological integrity and create a home for the buffalo to return. 

• Bill Tripp of the Karuk Tribe,  Deputy-Director of Eco-Cultural Revitalization for the Karuk Tribe’s Department of Natural Resources.

• Chris Caldwell of the Menominee Tribe, Director of the Sustainable Development Institute at the College of Menominee Nation.