Their Land: Last of the Caribou Herd
Catalogue Number: 010042
Producer: Wilderness Committee
Subject: Canadian Social Studies, Environmental Studies, First Nations Studies, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Nature, Science, Social Studies
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2016
Running Time: 10
Across Canada, many caribou populations are in deep trouble. In the South Peace region of Northern British Columbia, logging, oil and gas exploration, and coal mining have significantly altered the landscape, opening up the forest and pushing mountain caribou away from their traditional range. Most of the herds now only have a handful of animals surviving.
In the face of imminent extinction, First Nations are taking extreme measures to save their caribou herds. The film intimately profiles the connections between First Nations and mountain caribou, explores the threatened habitat, and the choices that have to be made to conserve this Canadian iconic species.
Official Selections: New York Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (2017); Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (2017); Vancouver Short Film Festival (2017)
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