Covenant of the Salmon People

PRESENTED BY: Online Event
6:30 PM, Tuesday, May 14, 2024 PST
Location: Online Event - Pacific Standard Time (click for map)

In partnership with Episcopal Diocese of Olympia we invite you to watch COVENANT OF THE SALMON PEOPLE on your own time between Wed. May 8 and Tue. May 14. Episcopal Diocese of Olympia will host a virtual panel discussion and community conversation on efforts to protect salmon on Tue. evening, May 14.

COVENANT OF THE SALMON PEOPLE is a portrait of the Nez Perce Tribe as they continue to carry out their ancient promise to protect the Chinook salmon. The film explores the intertwined fate of the Nimiipuu (Nez Perce), salmon, and the landscape from which both evolved. The Nez Perce people 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?

You must register to receive the link to view the film (May 8 – May 14) and Zoom link for the panel discussion. 

A follow-up panel discussion and community conversation will take place via Zoom on Tuesday, May 14, from 6:30-8:00 pm.

Click here to register via Eventbrite.


Stay tuned for more about our panelists!


About Our Partner: 

The Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, or the Episcopal Church in Western WA, spans about 100 faith communities from Blaine to Vancouver, WA. Dedicated to faith-based racial and environmental justice, this screening is co-sponsored by the diocese’s Faith Formation and Multicultural Ministries and Community Transformation ministries.

Release Year: 2023

Running Time: 60

Director: Shane Anderson

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