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 “Surrounded by History.” Four Native individuals talk about their thoughts, beliefs, and feelings on history, identity, intercultural relations, respect, and land connection.
In order of appearance:
Bill Yallup Jr., Yakama/Rock Creek
Johnny Jackson, Yakama/Cascades
Mike Iyall, Cowlitz
Virginia Beavert, Yakama