Fire on the Land: A Tribal Prospective

Reason for the Project:

Brief Description:

Materials produced include:

  1. A storybook based on the Salish and Pend d'Oreille Coyote story, Beaver Steals Fire;

  2. A 25 minute iconographic DVD for all ages based on the storybook and hosted by the Salish elder and cultural leader Johnny Arlee;

  3. An interactive DVD that includes information on tribal history, the history of fire use, fire ecology, fire management activities on the Flathead Indian Reservation, and other resources on the topic of Indian fire use; and

  4. A presentation for anyone seeking information about the Indian use of fire and the Salish and Kootenai Tribes ecosystem-management-based forest management plan, the first of its kind in Indian country. The plan relies heavily on prescribed fire to accomplish its restoration goals.