Stories from the River is a series of documentary shorts produced in collaboration with Confluence, Tule Films and NW Documentary. These videos are here to support teachers as they work to bring Indigenous prospects into schools. They are also educational and inspirational to anyone curious to gain a more inclusive understanding of the Columbia River system. Filmmaker Woodrow Hunt (Klamath/Cherokee) of Tule Films produced this series with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts.
The theme of this video is language. Six Native individuals talk about language and its importance to cultural preservation.
In order of appearance:
Louie Pitt, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
Wilfred and Bessie Green Scott, Nez Perce
Greg Archuleta, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
Mildred Quaempts, Umatilla
Bobbie Conner, Cayuse/Nez Perce/Umatilla
Keegan Livermore, Yakama