The Herd

WCS’s Arctic Beringia Program has co-produced this feature-length documentary film with Tribal partners in the community of Old Harbor, Alaska. It follows a free-roaming herd of plains bison that were transferred to Sitkalidak Island, Alaska, in 2017 and the nearby community of Old Harbor, which owns, manages, and harvests them.

This acquisition of bison from nearby Kodiak is part of a larger narrative of Indigenous-led efforts across North America to populate bison on Tribal lands. There are many purposes unique to this effort, including economic opportunities, cultural healing, and food security.

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