Through guided river trips, Jessica and Sammy Matsaw have created a corridor of connection for their tribal youth and people through their project, River Newe. A film from the ongoing ‘Just Add Water’ series brings light to their effort.
The film “River of Return” sheds a different kind of light on connection to landscape.And it’s one that deserves your attention.
In 1879, the Shoshone-Bannock tribes were forcibly removed from the Middle Fork of the Salmon as a result of theSheepeater Indian War. The war ended near the River of No Return (in what is now the Frank Church Wilderness) in Idaho. And the river got its name from the extremely difficult-to-navigate land surrounding it.
However, for members of today’s Shoshone-Bannock tribe, it’s a river to return to. And throughRiver Newe，超过63名部落成员已经回来了河边一种新的方式。整个影片中，社区饲料，鱼，并导航景观在一起。他们深入到他们的个人历史和语言，而土著告诉力量和弹性更广泛的故事。
In another great effort of NRS’s “Just Add Water” series, the stories of Jessica, Sammy, and their community are brought to light in this fabulous and beautiful film.