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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Last Week on Native Planet

Tonight at 8PM EST on APTN, host Simon Baker travels to Winnipeg, where government, scientists and business leaders have come together to share their concerns about the future of Lake Winnipeg, the world’s tenth largest lake.  For decades, the run off of fertilizers from agricultural production, sewage and commercial phosphates have flowed into Lake Winnipeg,…

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