The theme of this video is “Lifeways.” Seven Native individuals talk about their thoughts, beliefs, and feelings on sustenance, water, place, and identity. By Tule Films, with support of National Endowment for the Arts.
As the Northwest was increasingly colonized, resource extraction and utilization became the region’s economic backbone. Hydroelectric power, lumber mills, and agriculture thrived while damaging Native ways of life.
The Greater Sage-Grouse is a bird whose mating call and dance have become an icon of the West. However, they are endangered and face extinction. The Yakama Nation is trying to reintroduce the sage-grouse to native lands.