On June 14, 1940, thousands of Native Americans from throughout the Northwest gathered at Kettle Falls, one of the world’s richest salmon fishing sites, for a three-day “Ceremony of Tears.” The purpose? To mourn the loss of their ancestral fishing grounds, soon to be flooded by the Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River.
“United by Water” documents the journey of five tribal communities to Kettle Falls and the growing struggle to return salmon to the upper Columbia and preserve the lives and future for indigenous people.
Following the film, we will be having a Q&A with the Executive Director of the Upper Columbia United Tribes, DR Michel and John Sirois
This is a free event with snacks and beverages on us!
*** RSVP BEFORE and receive a free raffle ticket at the door!
All raffle sales/drink donations will go to the Columbia United Tribes (CASH ONLY)
-Upper Columbia United Tribes (non-profit guest)
- Save Our Wild Salmon
-Center for Enviro Law and Policy