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. 201

    Episode 1

    Host Steve Sxwithul’txw travels to Manitoulin Island in eastern Canada to see how the Wikwemikong First Nation is training its youth to hunt sustainably. Then Steve heads to Porangahau on New Zealand’s north island to learn how a Maori community harvests and cooks abalone. Down2Earth’s ethnobotan...

  • Down2Earth - Eps. 202

    Episode 2

    Host Steve Sxwithul’txw heads to Yellowknife in northern Canada to take part in a gathering of Indigenous youth who’ve come together to talk about the impact of global warming on their territories. Leigh Joseph meets Ta’Kaiya Blaney, an 11-year old environmentalist and singer. Then Leigh travels ...

  • Down2Earth - Eps. 203

    Episode 3

    Host Steve Sxwithul’txw travels to Ahipara, on the North Island of New Zealand where Rueben Taipari Porter shows him how to build sustainable mud houses. Down2Earth’s ethnobotanist Leigh Joseph meets with Patricia Wilson on Quadra Island in Western Canada to learn about the We Wai Kai Nation’s ga...

  • Down2Earth - Eps. 204

    Episode 4

    Host Steve Sxwithul’txw travels to Manitoulin Island to learn how the M’Chigeeng First Nation became the first Aboriginal community in Canada to operate a wind-powered turbine. Then Steve heads to Tofino in western Canada to visit the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation’s Canoe Creek hydro-electricity pro...

  • Down2Earth - Eps. 205

    Episode 5

    Host Steve Sxwithul’txw travels to Manitoulin Island in eastern Canada to learn about Indigenous plants from Falcon Migwans of Great Spirit Circle Trail. Then Steve heads to Yellowknife in northern Canada to learn how the Metis and Dene gather and use medicinal plants at the Sacred Circle Project...

  • Down2Earth - Eps. 206

    Episode 6

    Host Steve Sxwithul’txw heads to Canada’s Northwest Territories to learn how climate change is impacting the Indigenous way of life in the north. Steve visits Eli Enns, Saya Masso and Joe David of the Tla-o-qui-aht Nation on Canada’s West Coast to find out how this community is creating a Tribal ...

  • Down2Earth - Eps. 207

    Episode 7

    Host Steve Sxwithul’txw travels to two Indigenous communities that own and operate eco-friendly cultural programs. His first stop is the Great Spirit Circle Trail on Manitoulin Island in Eastern Canada. Then he visits the Waimarama Maori Tours on New Zealand’s North Island. Down2earth’s ethnobota...

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    Episode 8

    Host Steve Sxwithul’txw travels to Chilliwack in Western Canada to tour the Sto:lo Nation’s award-winning sustainable office building. Then Steve meets a group of youth who operate the Seventh Generation Environmental Services company that monitors fish and wildlife habitat in Sto:lo territory. S...

  • Down2Earth - Eps. 209

    Episode 9

    Host Steve Sxwithul’txw travels to Raglan, New Zealand to meet a couple who operate a thriving organic produce farm that’s based on Maori values and respect for the land. Down2Earth’s ethnobotanist Leigh Joseph visits Gisele Martin on Meares Island in Western Canada to learn about the traditional...

  • Down2Earth - Eps. 210

    Episode 10

    Host Steve Sxwithul’txw heads to the Lower Kennedy River in Western Canada to tour a salmon hatchery that’s owned and operated by the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation. Then Steve travels to Vancouver where he meets Inez Cook and Remi Cardron, the owners of Salmon and Bannock Restaurant. Down2Earth’s Et...

  • Down2Earth - Eps. 211

    Episode 11

    Maori Dairy Farm / Indigenous Diet / Sechelt Traditional Plants Host Steve Sxwithul’txw travels to North Palmerston, New Zealand to tour a Maori- owned organic dairy farm and yogurt business. Then Leigh Joseph travels to Tofino in Western Canada to meet John Rampanen and his wife Nitanis Desjarla...

  • Down2Earth - Eps. 212

    Episode 12

    Host Leigh Joseph travels to the Sechelt Nation on Canada’s west coast to learn how this community is training Indigenous people for careers in hydro-electricity and other green energy businesses. Then Leigh heads to the Sechelt Creek Hydro project where members of the community operate a run-of-...

  • Down2Earth - Eps. 213

    Episode 13

    Host Steve Sxwithul’txw travels to Lake Huron in Eastern Canada to meet Josephine Mandamin, the founder of Mother Earth Water Walk, an organization that raises awareness about the importance of water. Then host Leigh Joseph heads to Tofino in Western Canada to meet Gisele Martin, who operates Tla...