Bring Them Home
Bring Them Home tells the story of a small group of Blackfoot people and their mission to establish the first wild buffalo herd on their ancestral territory since the species’ near-extinction a century ago, an act that would restore the land, re-enliven traditional culture and bring much needed healing to their community.
A hundred and fifty years ago, the Blackfoot people were nearly destroyed when the American Bison, one of the most important links to their identity, culture and spirituality, was slaughtered to near-extinction. Today, a small group of Blackfoot are working to right these historic wrongs by returning wild bison to their lands – an act that would heal people, re-enliven traditional culture and bring economic opportunity to their community. It’s a mission that has been threatened at nearly every turn by non-native politicians, cattle ranchers, internal politics and the legacy of colonialism, but one that has persisted nonetheless. BRING THEM HOME charts this struggle from past to present, following the tribal members who have given their lives and hearts to this effort, and is an intimate look at the willpower and resilience it takes to survive and thrive in the face of near-continuous hostility.