Down 2 Earth

Down 2 Earth

2 Seasons

Down2Earth is new series that features Indigenous communities and individuals who are involved in land stewardship, clean energy, environmental action and sustainable living. Down2Earth visits Indigenous people across the Planet who use traditional knowledge and science to care for the Earth.

The series combines stunning visuals of the flora and fauna of the rainforests, tundra, mountains, lakes, oceans, and rivers with intimate and revealing conversations with featured guests. The series shares environment success stories that inspire viewers to take more responsibility for preserving and restoring the earth for all future generations of life.

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Down 2 Earth
  • Down2Earth - Eps. 101

    Episode 1

    Journey to T'Souke First Nation with hosts Steve Sxwithul'txw and Art Napoleon to learn about the story of the greenest community in all of Canada; Cheryl Bryce illustrates indigenous food and medicine growing, and community salmon smokehouse cooking.

  • Down2Earth - Eps. 102

    Episode 2

    West Coast Trail Stewardship - Nuu-chah-nulth means “all along the mountains and the sea” and it also describes the geography of the West Coast Trail, a rugged 75 km trail that attracts 6,000 international hikers each year. Since 1994, three Nuu-chah-nulth communities have shared the management a...

  • Down2Earth - Eps. 103

    Episode 3

    On this episode of D2E, Host Steve Sxwithul'tx and Art Napoleon take us to the T'silhqot'in First Nation in what is now British Columbia Province to share the tribe's struggle to limit development and maintain their culture; Next the team shifts gears and gets into urban gardening and getting bac...

  • Down2Earth - Eps. 104

    Episode 4

    Land Stewardship - The Tsleil-Waututh First Nation is one of three First Nations whose traditional territory is located within the borders of one of Canada’s largest cities. Only a few kilometers from the village is the vast Indian Arm watershed that is the home to elk, deer, bear, salmon, eagle ...

  • Down2Earth - Eps. 105

    Episode 5

    On this episode of D2E, we travel to University of Victoria to talk with Alfred Waugh, the architect of the First Peoples House which features a west coast-style cedar big house at its centre and establishes an Indigenous focal point on the campus.
    Art meets with Eli Ends at a rally to save the ...

  • Down2Earth - Eps. 106

    Episode 6

    The Huu-ay-aht First Nation, along with the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre and the community of Bamfield, have been working together since 2002 to revitalize the endangered pinto abalone. On his visit to Bamfield, Art meets with John Richards who shows him the hatchery where abalone are bred and...

  • Down2Earth - Eps. 107

    Episode 7

    The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community is located in an urban region with more than four million people. Beyond the village’s business centre and residential neighborhoods lie thousands of acres of farmland and nature preserves. The Pima-Maricopa people have earned a reputation as leaders ...

  • Down2Earth - Eps. 108

    Episode 8

    The Nk’mip Desert Cultural Centre in Osoyoos is located in southern British Columbia, the site of Canada’s only desert eco-system. The centre is at the forefront of rattlesnake and endangered plant conservation. Art gets a lesson in handling rattlesnakes and takes a tour of this award-winning gre...

  • Down2Earth - Eps. 109

    Episode 9

    Every region in the world has its own unique agricultural history, and Arizona is no exception. The Indigenous people from this region built complex irrigation systems and grew diverse crops despite the intense heat and low annual rainfall.

    Art visits the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Commu...

  • Down2Earth - Eps.110

    Episode 10

    More than 1000 farmers belong to the Toledo Cacao Growers Association in southern Belize. The organization was the first in the world to receive the organic fair trade designation. The farmers who sell their organic cacao beans to the TCGA do better economically now that they are working cooperat...

  • Down2Earth - Eps. 111

    Episode 11

    Located near the cities of Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community is a fifty-two thousand acres reserve with about 12,000 acres of open range land. Within this tract of land live close to 300 wild horses. The community has enacted a wild horse preservation pr...

  • Down2Earth - Eps. 112

    Episode 12

    For students living in urban communities, going on a hike in the forest is not a typical school activity. But thanks to an innovate program run by two Aboriginal educators in Victoria, Canada, young people are not only getting out into nature for a day, they’re also learning about local Indigenou...

  • Down2Earth - Eps. 113

    Episode 13

    The Ya’axche Conservation Trust is a community organization that promotes economically viable and ecologically sound development throughout southern Belize. The Trust promotes agro-forestry in the region and has many programs that teach farmers about sustainable agriculture. Art meets with manage...