Pilgrims and Tourists




In the Russian Republic of Altai, traditional native people create their own mountain parks, to rein in tourism and resist a gas pipeline that would cut through a World Heritage Site. In northern California, Winnemem Wintu girls grind herbs on a sacred medicine rock, as elders protest U.S. government plans to enlarge one of the West's biggest dams and forever submerge this touchstone of a tribe.

Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe), Oren Lyons (Onondaga), Satish Kumar and Barry Lopez provide insights on a growing global indigenous movement for human rights and environmental protection.

The other titles in the series are

PROFIT AND LOSS From Papua New Guinea to the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, native people fight the loss of land, water, and health to mining and oil industries.

FIRE AND ICE From the Gamo Highlands of Ethiopia to the Andes of Peru, indigenous highland communities battle threats to their forests, farms, and faith.

ISLANDS OF SANCTUARY Aboriginal Australians and Native Hawaiians reclaim land from the government and the military, and resist the erosion of culture and environment.

57 minutes
SDH Captioning for the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing

Directed by Christopher McLeod
Writer: Jessica Abbe
Co-Producers: Jessica Abbe, Jennifer Huang
Editors: Quinn Costello
Storyteller: Tantoo Cardinal
Videographers: Will Parrinello, Andrew Black
Sound: David Wendlinger
Associate Producers: Erin Lee, Marlo McKenzie, Ashley Tindall
Composer: John Herbst
Narrator: Graham Greene
A Presentation of Pacific Islanders in Communications and Vision Maker Media
A Production of the Sacred Land Film Project of Earth Island Institute


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