Leroy Little Bear
A reminder that we are all part of nature from a Blackfoot knowledge-keeper
Professor Leroy Little Bear, a knowledge-keeper of the Blackfoot First Nation of Canada, reminds us we are part of nature, not apart from it.
"When we're talking conservation from a Western point of view, it seems that we're always looking at those animals that we human beings are going to go and save. When in reality, if we let them be, that eco balance that they bring about will save us Western society. Our role as Indigenous people has been that we've never really separated ourselves from that larger community of the natural world."
This film was shot in Ya Ha Tinda and Sundial Medicine Hill in Alberta. Smoke from the forest fires that ravaged much of Canada in the summer and autumn can be seen in the background of some of the shots.