Covenant of the Salmon People

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies Tacoma
2:00 PM, Wednesday, October 18, 2023 PST

Join Meaningful Movies Tacoma & Gig Harbor for an inspiring film and compelling conversation.

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🌟 The Event

Meaningful Movies Tacoma is excited to present a screening and community conversation highlighting this powerful documentary, which serves as a portrait of the Nez Perce Tribe’s ancient covenant with salmon. The film follows their efforts to uphold this ancient relationship as dams and climate impacts threaten one of the cornerstones of their culture.

🎥 The Film

“Genetically salmon has imprinted on our DNA,” said Nakia Williamson, Nez Perce Tribe Cultural Resources Director. “Now we are only left with a handful of places that have the numbers of salmon that we can actually fish and continue that way of life.”

The homelands of the Nimiipuu span across modern-day Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and Montana. This includes major waterways and tributaries, including the Snake River, where four dams threaten the future of salmon and the tribe. From the beginning, the Nimiipuu contested the construction of the dams, yet despite their cries of concern the dams were built. Today, mere single-digit percentages of salmon return to their natural spawning grounds, after having to pass through eight barriers including the four dams on the Lower Snake River.

🎟️ How to Join:

RSVP: Reserve your spot for the in-person screening here.

Spread Awareness: Encourage your friends, family, and neighbors to participate in this crucial conversation by sharing the event details.

Cost: Screenings are always free and open to all. We gratefully accept donations to help offset the costs of our venues, film licensing, and selected guest speakers. 

Special Guests: Joseph Bogaard, Executive Director - Save Our Wild Salmon

Release Year: 2022

Running Time: 60 minutes

Director: Shane Anderson

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