Threshold Episode 04: Tatanka Oyate

Mar 12, 2017

Robbie Magnan

In episode four of Threshold, we meet Robbie Magnan of the Fort Peck Tribes. He believes his community can prosper in the future by reconnecting with their roots as the Tatanka Oyate — the buffalo people. Magnan has built a quarantine facility that could be an alternative to the Yellowstone bison slaughter, but right now it sits empty while more than a thousand bison are being culled from the herd. Why? We'll learn more about Magnan's vision for bison restoration, and investigate why some people are opposed to it.

Each season, Threshold podcast explores one story from the natural world, and what it says about us. Season one focuses on the American bison. Dig into the history of the American bison, from their arrival in North America, to current controversies surrounding their management today. 

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You can find extras from this episode, including information about how you can weigh in on the future of the Yellowstone bison herd at thresholdpodcast.org

Tune in on Wyoming Public Radio next Sunday, March 19 at 6:00 p.m. to hear the broadcast of Threshold Season 1, Episode 05 and 06.