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Restoring Tribal Streams in the Fruit Belt of Northern Michigan - A New Documentary

Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology
Michigan (Other)
5/6/2021

This grant will support the production of a PBS documentary film that will draw viewers into the worlds of farmland preservationists, stream ecologists, and fisheries and wildlife biologists working together to restore water quality, revive aquatic habitats, and return traditional hunting and fishing resources to the Indigenous people and all regional residents during a time of dramatic climate change.  The film will focus on the activities of the Tribal Stream and Michigan Fruit Belt Collaborative, a group led by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians that is re-opening streams and wildlife corridors and improving agricultural practices in a region decimated by deforestation and private land development.

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