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Since the first steps of man, Native peoples have shared a spiritual connection with mother earth; a belief that sustains us, shapes our cultures, and gives us faith.

My Name is Simon Baker and I am travelling the world to discover the unique relationship first people’s have with the environment by visiting fascinating native communities and cultures fighting to preserve their environment and way of life.

Join me in a journey to find hope in our traditional ways, and experience the wisdom, power, and passion of our Native Planet.


Simon 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 industrial pollution.


Simon 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.


In Canada, new pipeline projects are planning to transport bitumen from Alberta’s Oil Sands to British Columbia’s west coast where super tankers will carry it to overseas markets. The planned route crosses First Nations territory and many of those communities are deeply opposed.


After a half century of oil extraction, indigenous people in northern Ecuador live in one of the worst polluted places on the planet.

Deep in the Amazon, Ecuador’s largest oil reserves lay buried in the ‘Sarayaku’ and the Kichwa people are fighting to keep it that way.

Coming Soon





Easter Island



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Native Planet is a TV documentary series that takes you around the world and deep into fascinating Aboriginal communities and cultures waging a passionate defence of mother earth. Get broadcast channels and times, meet host Simon Baker, and watch episode teasers and bonus content now.

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Recent Dispatches

Our 2nd Episode in Season 2 is now Streaming on APTN.ca

If you missed this weeks episode of @NativePlanetTV on @APTN you can watch it here: http://aptn.ca/nativeplanet/ Follow host Simon Baker to the top of the Andes in northern Chile where the Colla people are defending their only source of water in one of the driest places on earth.

This Week on Native Planet

Our second episode in season two begins airing this Wednesday September 13th at 8pm EST across Canada on APTN.  Check your local TV listings for additional APTN broadcast times in your region. In this episode, host Simon Baker travels to the Atacama Desert in northern Chile where he learns how a recent extreme weather event…

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Ep1 from Season 2 is now Online!

If you missed last weeks episode of Native Planet on APTN, you can now watch it online here:   http://aptn.ca/nativeplanet/ Click ‘Full Episodes’ and watch as host Simon Baker travels to Rapa Nui (Easter Island) to examine the impact increasing tourism is having on the indigenous Rapa Nui, their culture and their island.  

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