Nez Perce Tribe members cook salmon on sticks over a fire
February 20, 2024

Covenant of the Salmon People

Event Details

Date & Time

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2024 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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Institute for Climate, Water, and the Environment


Free and open to the public


Hemmingson Auditorium, Gonzaga University


Event Type & Tags

  • Global Impact
  • Sustainability


About This Event

Covenant of the Salmon People is a 60-minute documentary portrait of the Nez Perce Tribe as they continue to carry out their ancient promise to protect Chinook salmon, cornerstone species and first food their people have subsisted on for tens of thousands of years. As a dammed river system and climate impacts threaten the extinction of Chinook salmon, a cornerstone of their culture and ancestral diet, they continue to do their part to uphold this relationship–but will it be enough to save wild salmon from extinction?