Yurok

Eight years in the making, River of Renewal chronicles the on going battle over the resources of Northern California's and Oregon's Klamath Basin. The film reveals how different dominant groups over the generations have extracted resources from the Klamath Basin with disastrous consequences including the collapse of wild salmon populations.

Anecita Agustines (Dine) and Jack Kohler (Hoopa/Yurok/Karuk) are changing the landscape in northern California for Native youth interested in television production. They are the executive producers for On Native Ground Youth Reports, a monthly entertainment broadcast on the FNX First Nations Experience Channel (www.fnx.org).

For centuries, tribes like the Yurok and Hoopa, among others, relied on the Klamath River in California for survival. Over the course of post-European contact the tribes have had their livelihood and source of food drastically altered by farmers, commercial fisherman and corporations, like Berkshire Hathaway, which owns some of the dams along the river.

Loretta joins her Yurok friends for a feast of smoked salmon and dried eel along with an amazing sturgeon egg bread.

 
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