"The Land Returns"

Film in Progress...

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More than 2.4 billion acres. That’s how much land Indigenous people of the United States once held. Today they control just 56 million acres, or 2 percent of what was once theirs. But across the country, farmers, local governments, and environmental advocates are returning that land, acre by acre. Not because they have to – but because they want to. “The Land Returns” chronicles a surprising new way that Indigenous nations are regaining their land: individual settlers, local governments, environmental organizations, and even corporations are returning stolen land to Indian nations as part of a growing grassroots movement of restitution and reconciliation.