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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

This Week on Native Planet

Host Simon Baker travels deep inside Mexico’s Durango State, to meet indigenous communities still practicing their traditional justice systems, largely independent from the Government of Mexico.  Long before the Spanish came to colonize the country centuries ago, the Mezquital, a remote part of the Sierra Madres Mountains, was home to the indigenous O’Dam, Mexicaneros and Wirrarika people.  However, recent events have impoverished…

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Last Week on Native Planet

Host Simon Baker travels to the gulf coast of Louisiana where he encounters three Native American tribes struggling to maintain themselves against more frequent hurricanes, rising seas levels and the fallout of oil production. As Simon learns how eroding shorelines are shrinking their land base, he discovers why one Choctaw community recently earned the dubious…

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Our 5th Episode in Season 2 is now streaming on APTN.ca

If you missed last weeks episode in Louisiana you can stream it here: www.aptn.ca/nativeplanet

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