Agriculture/Saving the Watershed/Protecting Ancestral Lands: Down2Earth (Ep 109)
Catalogue Number: AP0011
Producer: Aarrow Productions
Subject: Documentary, Environmental Studies, Family Studies/Home Economics, First Nations Studies, Science
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2012
Running Time: 21:00
Closed Captions: Yes
Agriculture/Saving the Watershed/Protecting Ancestral Lands: Every region in the world has its own unique agricultural history, and Arizona is no exception. The Indigenous people from this region built complex irrigation systems and grew diverse crops despite the intense heat and low annual rainfall. Tour an area of the wetlands and discover a thriving cottonwood forest. Marilyn Wallace is a filmmaker from Australia who teaches Aborigine youth the importance of protecting their ancestral lands.
Filmmaker Bio: Barbara Todd Hager is a writer, producer and director. Her family traces its Métis ancestry to Red River, Fort Pitt and St. Paul des Métis Settlements. In 1999 she launched Aarrow Productions and it has grown into one of Canada’s leading Indigenous-owned media companies.
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