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