Nóouhàh-Toka’na, known as swift fox in English, once roamed the North American Great Plains from Canada to Texas. Like bison, pronghorn and other plains animals, Nóouhàh-Toka’na held cultural significance for the Native Americans who lived alongside them. But predator control programs in the mid-1900s reduced the foxes to just 10 percent of their native range.

At the Fort Belknap Indian Community in Montana, members of the Aaniiih and Nakoda tribes are working with the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute and other conservation partners to restore biodiversity and return Nóouhàh-Toka’na to the land.


The Return of Nóouhàh-Toka’na (Swift Fox)

2023 US 16 min
Festival Year: 2024
Director: Roshan Patel
Types: Documentary, Short, Watch Now
Topic: Conservation, Indigenous Voices, Wildlife

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