SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 4), The Elwha River: Taking Down the Dams
ProducersKristy Assu Jeff Bear Marianne Jones
SubjectsEnvironment First Nations Indigenous Science
- Release Date 2015
- Running Time 22 minutes
- Closed Captions Yes
- Availability Canada, USA
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The removal of the Glines Canyon Dam and the Elwha Dam, a smaller downstream dam, began in late 2011. Three years later, salmon are migrating past the former dam sites, trees and shrubs are sprouting in the drained reservoir beds, and sediment once trapped behind the dams is rebuilding beaches at the Elwha's outlet to the sea. For many, the recovery is the realization of what once seemed a far-fetched fantasy. Robert Eloefsen takes us on a tour and explains how it all came about.
This fourth and final series of SAMAQAN examines the role of water in culture and spirituality of Indigenous people, their focus on stewardship and the efforts mounted to balance respect for the environment with development.
Directed by: Kristy Assu
Produced by: Marianne Jones, Kristy Assu, Jeff Bear
Titles included in SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 4):
- Water Is Taonga: Water as Taonga? (22 minutes)
- Water Is Taonga: Kaitiaki, Part 1 (22 minutes)
- Water Is Taonga: Kaitiaki, Part 2 (22 minutes)
- Water Is Taonga: Aotearoa (22 minutes)
- The Sustainable Harvest (22 minutes)
- Edible Seaweeds: What the fucus? (22 minutes)
- Herring Roe: Dead or Alive, Part 1 (22 minutes)
- Herring Roe: Dead or Alive, Part 2 (22 minutes)
- Gulf Shrimp: 4 Years and Counting (22 minutes)
- Mount Polley: Breach or Catastrophe? (22 minutes)
- Mother Frackers: The Uprising, Part 1 (22 minutes)
- Mother Frackers: The Uprising, Part 2 (22 minutes)
SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 1)
SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 2)
SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)
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