Spirit of the Trees: People of the Cedar

Spirit of the Trees: People of the Cedar

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The tribal nations of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest consider the cedar essential to life, equal only to the salmon. This segment features many traditions that have evolved from community life in the forest: carving, basket making, weaving, making cedar clothing and gathering. The Yakima share their concerns and philosophy on sustainable forestry and traditional food and gathering.

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  • host
    Floyd Red Crow Westerman
  • executive producer
    Shannon Ramsay
  • director
    Catherine Busch-Johnston
  • videographer
    Catherine Busch-Johnston
  • cultural consultant
    Maria Pearson
  • educational consultant
    Janette Monear
  • editor
    Catherine Busch-Johnston
  • narration
    Janette Monear
    Catherine Busch-Johnston
  • makeup artist
    Sara Chameides

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