Covenant of the Salmon People

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies Rainier Beach
7:00 PM, Saturday, February 17, 2024 PST
Location: Meaning Movies Rainier Beach (click for map)

Join Meaningful Movies Rainier Beach for our first in-person screening of the Covenant of the Salmon People is a 60-minute documentary portrait of the Nez Perce Tribe as they continue to carry out their ancient promise to protect the Chinook. The film explores the intertwined fate of the Nimiipuu (Nez Perce), and the landscape from which both evolved. The Nez Perce are the oldest documented civilization in North America, with archaeological sites along Idaho’s Salmon River dating back 16,500 years.

Today the Tribe is facing the extirpation of their most prized salmon species despite decades of recovery efforts. The widespread construction of dams across their Traditional lands has continued to challenge salmon recovery. The only option remaining for the Tribe, is the breach of four dams on the lower Snake River–will the Federal Government take charge of the situation or sit idly while this iconic species vanishes from their home waters?

Discussion following the film.

Mt Baker Meaningful Movies will be co-hosting this event.


Cost: Screenings are free; We gratefully accept donations to help offset the costs of presenting the films and guest speakers at our meaningful events.

Special Guests: Joseph Bogaard from Save our Wild Salmon Coalition and Nakia Williamson of the Nez Perce

Release Year: 2023

Running Time: 60 minutes

Director: Shane Anderson

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  1. pearl
    #1 pearl 30 January, 2024, 14:28

    Utterly beautiful and important

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  2. Jill
    #2 Jill 7 February, 2024, 13:48

    This is not offered on Zoom?

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  3. Useless Human
    #3 Useless Human 18 February, 2024, 12:43

    If reparations were considered – we’d owe them everything we have , and everything we are! We should at least bend over backwards to support them in reversing our continuing slaughter of our stolen existence. There are way too many of US (overpopulation!), and most of us are greedily consuming way too much!

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