Nord is one of many Indigenous lands that not only respects the natural environment and its inhabitants but thrives because of it.
The Northern Wetlands are home to many plant and animal species. The Northern Forests are hearty places teeming with life and color. This is a land where the arts have been practiced for hundreds of years. The local people live well in health and prosperity, governed by their age-old customs. The Nords lead a self-sufficient lifestyle that adheres to deep respect for the land.
Plants and medicinal herbs are collected without damaging them, and fish is caught by spear crafting or with rods woven from natural fibers found in the area. They have a deep respect for the land. To them, this land is what connects spirituality and health. These regions are extremely important to endemic plant and animal species, because they represent a vital refuge from rapid coastal flooding brought by the tides.
Divided into traditional districts, these tribal communities have existed for centuries in harmony with nature, unaffected by war and famine. Spirits under various names play an important role in daily life and spirituality - this informs how Nords behave towards large natural features like rivers, mountains, lakes etcetera. "It all really is connected," says Tyr Uvig, a respected tribal leader of the Nord people. “The stories came forth from the waters, wind, earth and sky."