Stories from the River: Lifeways

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 “Lifeways.” Seven Native individuals talk about their thoughts, beliefs, and feelings on sustenance, water, place, and identity.

In order of appearance:

Louie Pitt, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs

Leah Joan Conner, Umatilla

Tanna Engdahl, Cowlitz

Bryson Liberty, Cayuse/Umatilla/Walla Walla

Wilbur Slockish, Yakama/Klickitat

Tony Johnson, Chinook Nation

Bill Yallup Jr., Yakama/Rock Creek

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