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"Wild, Again" by Mike Koshmrl for Jackson Hole Magazine. Photo by Bradly J. Boner.
Wild, Again

Wild, Again

Article by Mike Koshmrl for Jackson Hole Magazine.

Animals that escaped from their outdoors exhibit more than a half century ago led to the modern day Jackson bison herd—Wyoming’s only herd of wild bison outside of Yellowstone National Park.

The American Buffalo, a film by Ken Burns
New Ken Burns Documentary on PBS: “The American Buffalo”

New Ken Burns Documentary on PBS: “The American Buffalo”

This October 2023, "The American Buffalo: A Film by Ken Burns" will debut on PBS, taking viewers on a journey through more than 10,000 years of North American history and tracing the Buffalo’s evolution and its significance to the people and landscape of the Great Plains. Our initiative's founder and member of the InterTribal Buffalo Council, Jason Baldes, consulted on the film.

HOMECOMING: A NEW FILM DIRECTED BY JULIANNA BRANNUM EXAMINES RESTORATION OF BUFFALO TO INDIGENOUS LANDS
“Homecoming” Documentary Brings Story of “The American Buffalo” to the Present

“Homecoming” Documentary Brings Story of “The American Buffalo” to the Present

HOMECOMING, a new film directed by Julianna Brannum extends the story of Ken Burns’s upcoming film, THE AMERICAN BUFFALO, to the present by examining the return of the species to Indigenous lands today. HOMECOMING will premiere on Wednesday, October 18 on PBS and on November 24 on PBS’s YouTube Channel.

Jason Baldes’ efforts to restore bison as a free-roaming wildlife species has led to roughly 90 bison on the Wind River Indian Reservation. Photo by Mike Koshmrl.
Buffalo Benefit

Buffalo Benefit

Article by Mike Koshmrl of WyoFile.

On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, residents and visitors gathered to help grow the Wind River Tribal Buffalo Initiative’s swelling herd.

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