The World's Largest Native-Owned and Managed Buffalo Herd
Watch as the first buffalo are released to pasture at Wolakota. The buffalo were returned to the land of the Sicangu Lakota Oyate through a partnership with the US Department of the Interior and their Bison Conservation Initiative. Under the plan, roughly 200 additional bison will be relocated to Wolakota on an annual basis
Filmed and produced by the Media team of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, this video provides an overview of our project and includes footage from the release of the first 100 buffalo to the pastures at Wolakota, which took place in October 2020.
The presentation features our CEO Wizipan Little Elk, alongside partners from World Wildlife Fund (Dennis Jorgensen) and US Department of the Interior (Brendan Moynahan). The presentation, Cooperative Eco-Cultural Restoration of American Bison Led by Native Nations, explores the unique collaboration that Wolakota has created and discusses ways to replicate it in the future.
This video from NowThis provides and overview of Wolakota and the return of the first buffalo.
This video was included as part of a profile of the Wolakota Buffalo Range published by Mongabay. Read the full story here:
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