Native America on PBS includes the Amah Mutsun & San Vicente Redwoods

Native America PBS SeriesMark your calendar and set your DVRs! Native America, a new four-part PBS series, premieres Tuesdays, October 23 and 30, 9:00-10:00 p.m., and November 13, 9:00-11:00 p.m. local time (check your local listings). The series combines modern science and scholarship with Native American traditions and oral history to bring to life the world created by America’s first peoples.

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Weaving history and science with living Indigenous traditions, the series brings to life a land of massive cities connected by social networks spanning two continents, with unique and sophisticated systems of science, art and writing. Made with the active participation of Native American communities and filmed in some of the most spectacular locations in the hemisphere, Native America illuminates the splendor of a past whose story has for too long remained untold.

Amah Mutsun fire ceremony at San Vicente.

Amah Mutsun fire ceremony at San Vicente Redwoods in the film Native America. Courtesy of Providence Pictures

We are proud that our Amah Mutsun Land Trust partners are included in Episode 4 “New World Rising,” premiering on November 13th at 10:00 p.m. They were filmed performing a fire ceremony and participating in a prescribed fire with Cal Fire at the San Vicente Redwoods property that our donors helped protect in 2011. This is a wonderful modern example of native traditions and wisdom being practiced in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Click here to get detailed Native America schedule information from your local PBS station.

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