Watch and discuss Dancing Salmon Home at the Klamath County Library
Thursday, April 26th 5pm
Downtown Klamath County Library
We’re screening and discussing the documentary Dancing Salmon Home on Thursday, April 26th at 5pm at the downtown Klamath County Library.
This event is part of a series of nature-themed films, workshops and other activities for all ages brought to you by Teresa “Bird” Wicks from the Great Outdoor Alliance each month through July 2018.
Dancing Salmon Home follows members of the Winnemem Wintu tribe as they attempt to restore Chinook Salmon to their community. The Winnemem Wintu, most of whom live near Redding California, say that when the Shasta Dam was constructed in the 1940s – blocking salmon runs from entering the lower McCloud River – it damaged the tribe’s sacred relationship with the fish. Dancing Salmon Home follows members of the tribe as they travel nearly 7,000 miles to New Zealand on a mission to bring the Chinook Salmon there – descendants of the same population of salmon that were removed from their community all those years ago – back to the McCloud River.
The film is unrated and runs for 1 hour, 6 minutes.
For more information, stop by the Youth Services desk or call 541-882-8894. For more about the Great Outdoor Alliance or how to join, see their website at www.klamathpartnership.org or follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/greatoutdooralliance. For more about the film and the Winnemem Wintu tribe, visit www.winnememwintu.us.