Changing Currents: Working for Water




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In August of 2023, the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians’ Changing Currents program hosted its annual Tribal Water Summit on the Oregon Coast. In partnership with filmmakers LaRonn Katchia and Brutis Baez of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, three youth leaders were interviewed about the future of water and the inherited responsibilities of their ancestors.

“We have been gatherers our whole lives for the People and I still want to provide that service. I like what the lady said at the conference, ‘Water is love.’ Because it is that, as much as it’s been through, it still continues to provide for us.” – Feather Miller, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.

Changing Currents, a program of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, fosters intertribal collaboration and shared learning opportunities to develop, advance, and implement a shared water policy agenda in the Northwest US.

“It was given to Mother, Mother Earth as our Creator gave it to us. It is life, it’s survival. No question about it. We need water” – Kahmussa Green.

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