A member of Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation casts his net the beach. | Still from Tending Nature

"Tending Nature" shines a light on the environmental knowledge of Indigenous peoples across California by exploring how the state's Native peoples have actively shaped and tended the land for millennia. The series examines how traditional practices can inspire a new generation of Californians to find a balance between humans and nature.

Traveling across the state, the series allows viewers to hear first-hand from Native communities engaged in contemporary projects that revive their culture and inform western sciences. In this season, the Tolowa Dee-ni’, Ohlone, the Pit River tribes, and the multi-tribal Potawot Health Village, generously give their time to guide content about subjects ranging from ocean toxicity, food deserts, traditional sweats, tribal hunting and decolonizing cuisine.

Produced in partnership with the Autry Museum of the American West, which began with the award-winning documentary "Tending the Wild."

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