Film Screening

Place Matters: Indigenous land and water stewardship in a changing climate

November 9, 2023
7:00 pm
831 SE Salmon St, Portland, OR 97214

Produced in partnership between ProPublica, OPB, Confluence, and Ecotrust is a special evening of film and conversation that highlight the ways Native peoples throughout the Pacific Northwest are working to maintain their relationship to place, and the plant and animal life that is critical for cultural continuity.

Over the course of four short films and accompanying conversation, attendees will hear perspectives on the connections between forest and water, the struggle to bring lamprey back to their ancestral waterways, and the challenges faced by tribal fishers to continue their way of life on the Columbia.

The Films

Climate Smart Forestry with the Kalispel Indian Tribe
Produced by Ecotrust

People, Lamprey, and Cultural Ecology
Produced by Freshwaters Illustrated

Salmon People: A Native Fishing Family’s Fight to Preserve a Way of Life
Produced in partnership by ProPublica and Oregon Public Broadcasting

Salmon’s Agreement
Produced by Confluence

The Panel

Kara Briggs, VP of Tribal Lands & Waters Stewardship at Ecotrust

Randy Settler, Yakama Tribal Fisher
Gabe Sheoships, Executive Director at Friends of Tryon Creek