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Standing On Sacred Ground Previous Broadcasts

Fire & Ice (Episode #103H)

KQED Plus: Thu, May 26, 2016 -- 11:00 PM

From Ethiopia to Peru, indigenous customs protect biodiversity on sacred lands under pressure from religious conflicts and climate change.
In the Gamo Highlands of Ethiopia, scientists confirm the benefits of traditional stewardship even as elders witness the decline of spiritual practices that have long protected trees, meadows and mountains. Tensions with evangelical Christians over a sacred meadow erupt into a riot.
In the Peruvian Andes, the Q'eros, on a pilgrimage to a revered glacier, are driven from their ritual site by intolerant Catholics. Q'eros potato farmers face a more ominous foe: global warming is melting glaciers, their water source. Andes farmers, scientists and visiting Ethiopians struggle to adapt indigenous agriculture to the changing climate.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, May 27, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Islands of Sanctuary (Episode #104H)

KQED World: Sun, May 15, 2016 -- 8:00 PM

Native Hawaiians and Aboriginal Australians resist threats to their sacred places in a growing international movement to defend human rights and protect the environment.
In Australia's Northern Territory,Aboriginal clans maintain Indigenous Protected Areas and resist the destructive effects of a mining boom.
In Hawai'i, indigenous ecological and spiritual practices are used to restore the sacred island of Kaho'olawe after 50 years of military use as a bombing range.

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