This video is about the Oglala Lakota on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and their cultural and economic revitalization through community projects.
Students will learn about Indigenous wisdom, permaculture, sustainable food production, housing, and the treatment of Indigenous people.
This video acknowledges the harms done to Indigenous and Aboriginal peoples, while also providing a positive message of solution-based thinking on many issues including food security, health, agriculture, housing, and sovereignty.
Students should know the terms permaculture, Indigenous wisdom, and food sovereignty.
History teachers can use this video in class when discussing colonization and the erasure of Indigenous peoples from North America. This video can help students understand that Indigenous Peoples are still here and struggling for sovereignty.
There is a link in the description to the OLCERI website where students can learn more and find ways to get involved.
The video demonstrates how Indigenous peoples use their knowledge to balance nature and food sovereignty. This permaculture has been practiced by their ancestors for a long time; it is suitable to build their livelihood's resilience and strengthen their cultural ties in a changing climate. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
MS-LS2-4 Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.
College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
Dimension 2: Economics
D2.Eco.1.6-8 Explain how economic decisions affect the well-being of individuals, businesses, and society.
Dimension 2: Geography
D2.Geo.9.6-8 Evaluate the influences of long-term human-induced environmental change on spatial patterns of conflict and cooperation.
D2.Geo.9.9-12 Evaluate the influence of long-term climate variability on human migration and settlement patterns, resource use, and land uses at local-to-global scales.