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Blackfeet & Bison: An Ancient Story

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The Landing Cafe

Oakland Zoo

9777 Golf Links Rd

Oakland, CA 94605

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On Nov 4 at 7:00 p.m., meet leaders of the Blackfeet Tribe who will share the far-reaching impacts on their people and land of restoring iinnii (bison) to their homelands.

With an Honor Song, Buffalo Dance and short film, tribal leaders and elders bring us “Blackfeet & Buffalo: An Ancient Story.” Dr. Joel Parrott, Oakland Zoo President & CEO will introduce the unprecedented partnership of the Zoo, the Blackfeet Nation and the Wildlife Conservation Society, represented by Keith Aune, director of the WCS bison restoration program.

Nov 4: 7:00 pm, The Landing Café, Oakland Zoo. Enter from the Zoo’s Main Entrance.

Wine & hors d’ouevres reception precedes the program. RSVP required for this free event as capacity is limited.

More: In 1905, WCS helped the Blackfeet Tribe save the last of the pure-bred bison that had sustained their culture and lands for centuries. The Tribe is writing a new forward-looking chapter in that ancient story. Today most bison are “beefalo.” The few wild bison herds remaining face the loss of genetic diversity. When it opens in June, the Zoo’s California Trail will include a breeding herd of wild bison “on loan” from the Blackfeet to tell this living conservation story. This herd’s offspring will return to tribal lands to help restore the cultural and environmental landscape.

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The Landing Cafe

Oakland Zoo

9777 Golf Links Rd

Oakland, CA 94605

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