Fighting fire with fire

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In an effort to restore the role of Native people as land stewards and mitigate the threat of wildfires, UC-Davis professor Beth Rose Middleton Manning fires up a hands-on lesson in cultural burning. Tribal Chairman Ron Goode leads students in an immersive experience preparing the land, igniting the fire, and carrying out indigenous traditions that have restored California landscapes for centuries.

Accessible for free April 18-25.

  • Director: Sinead Santich

  • Duration: 3min

  • Category: Short Short


Articles that talk about what fire means to Indigenous cultures: Fire As Medicine or California Wildfires Weren't Always This Destructive or Australia Indigenous Fire Practices