The Award-winning ‘Covenant of the Salmon People’ Now Streaming on PBS

Experience the Epic Journey of the Nez Perce Tribe to honor its sacred obligation to save salmonin Covenant of the Salmon People

Lapwai, Idaho- Prepare to embark on a captivating cinematic adventure as the Nez Perce Tribe’s
remarkable award-winning documentary, Covenant of the Salmon People, is now streaming and
available for all to watch online or available on various PBS stations. Check your local listing to
see if the film is showing in your area, or view here
Covenant of the Salmon People, a 60-minute masterpiece, promises to immerse viewers in the
rich tapestry of the Nez Perce people’s deep-rooted connection with salmon and their ancestral
landscapes. The film beautifully narrates the Tribe’s ongoing commitment to safeguarding this
invaluable species despite the challenges posed by dams and climate change.

Nez Perce Tribe Chairman Shannon Wheeler, expressed the significance of the film, stating,
“Our goal with Covenant of the Salmon People is to enlighten the public about the profound
bond we share with salmon. If we had the time, we would prefer to talk to every individual
personally, this film is the next best option to convey this message. The film eloquently tells the
story of our commitment to protect and advocate for salmon, who, in their generosity, have
ensured our survival. Our creation story is a testament to this covenant, and we continue to honor
it as our sacred obligation.”

Directed and produced by Emmy Award winner Shane Anderson of Swiftwater Films, Covenant
of the Salmon People has garnered acclaim since its first screening in May 2023 in Lewiston, ID.
The Nez Perce Tribe, along with their partners, has been hosting screenings across the
Northwest, building awareness of the critical role salmon play in their culture and heritage. The
film recently won the ‘Things to Consider’ Award and Top 3 Overall Film at the Friday Harbor
Film Festival.

Chairman Wheeler stressed the urgency of the situation, stating, “Without salmon, we, the
Salmon People across the Northwest, lose an integral part of our culture and identity. It’s time to
take significant steps to preserve this vital species from the brink of extinction.”
During Native American Heritage Month, Covenant of the Salmon People is an excellent
opportunity to learn more about the Indigenous People of this country and their continued efforts
to retain their culture and traditional way of life. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to
witness Covenant of the Salmon People on PBS.