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Author

Rob Greenfield

Grades

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects

Science, Social Studies, Civics

Regional Focus

North America, United States, USA - Midwest

Format

YouTube Video

Indigenous-led Permaculture Brings Resilience and Food Sovereignty to Pine Ridge Reservation

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Synopsis
  • 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. 
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • 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.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should know the terms permaculture, Indigenous wisdom, and food sovereignty.

Differentiation

Scientist Notes
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.
Standards
  • 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.
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