Bison Return to the Blackfeet – for PBS R&E Newsweekly
In April of 2016, a herd of buffalo were trucked down from a Canadian national park and released on the Blackfeet tribal lands near Browning, Montana. The tribe is intent on re-building a wild herd. These bison are direct descendants of a herd that roamed Western Montana 150 years ago. The Blackfeet had depended on the animals for food, clothing, tools and shelter for more than 10-thousand years. We take a closer look at the deep spiritual connection these Native Americans feel towards the magnificent animals. This is a film Ned did with Lucky Severson for the PBS series, Religion and Ethics Newsweekly.