video | Stories from the River – Language

  • 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 perspectives 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.

    Each documentary short has a specific theme -- this one is Language -- but all have one overarching goal: to elevate Indigenous voices in our collective understanding of the Columbia River system.

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    Confluence is grateful to the creator/owner of this video for granting us these interviews. Out of respect for our interviewees, please do not edit and publish edited copies of the interview excerpts without securing permission via Confluence: (p) 360-693-0123, (f) 360-693-7770, (e)

  • Category: Language
  • Thematic area: Cultural and Linguistic Continuity
  • Call topics: Environmental and language activism
  • Major objective: Thematic areas: Promotion
  • Area of intervention: Creation of favourable conditions for knowledge-sharing and dissemination of good practices with regard to indigenous languages