Rosebud, South Dakota is a food desert. Though it is four times the size of Los Angeles, it has only 3 grocery stores. After the mass slaughter of the buffalo, and forced relocation onto reservations, the Sicangu Oyate Lakota tribe — traditionally a hunter/gatherer tribe — is starting a new tradition by restoring their food system through the Sicungu Food Sovereignty Initiative. The initiative empowers regional food entrepreneurs to learn sustainable practices such as seed breeding, regenerative farming, indigenous cooking, and sustainable buffalo harvesting. The film lights the way toward 2050 and beyond with a 7-generation long plan to be “good relatives” to the land and its people.
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