Monthly Archives: October 2017

Six new one hour documentaries follow host Simon Baker on a global journey to explore the spiritual connection native peoples have with the environment – and their will to defend it.  Premiering Wednesday Sept 6th at 8pm across Canada on APTN, six consecutive weeks reveal powerful stories about the wisdom of indigenous knowledge and the future of our planet.  Travel with host Simon Baker to Rapa Nui (Easter Island), the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, the Nyae Nyae Conservancy in Namibia, Around Lake Winnipeg, along the gulf coast of Louisiana and high up in the Sierra Madres mountains of central Mexico.

If you missed any of this seasons 6 one hour episodes on TV you can stream them in HD here:

This season of Native Planet takes host Simon Baker to Rapa Nui (Easter Island), the Atacama Desert in Northern Chile, Namibia, Southern Manitoba, the Gulf Coast of Louisiana, and the Mezquital region of central Mexico. Native Planet season 2 will be re-broadcast on APTN through October and November. Check your local listings for broadcast times in your region.

Host Simon Baker travels deep inside Mexico’s Durango State, to meet indigenous communities still practicing their traditional justice systems, largely independent from the Government of Mexico. Long before the Spanish came to colonize the country centuries ago, the Mezquital, a remote part of the Sierra Madres Mountains, was home to the indigenous O’Dam, Mexicaneros and Wirrarika people. However, recent events have impoverished their agrarian communities and made them easy targets for the cartels, which coerce them into growing illegal crops. Now, the lands of these largely forgotten indigenous communities are the front lines in a battle between rival drug cartels and the Mexico’s military police. As Simon travels the high mountain roads of the O’Dam, Mexicaneros and Wirrarika communities, he comes to understand how violence is becoming an environmental issue.