Return of the River

WVC at Omak celebrates Native American Heritage month with film showing

Media Contact: Livia Millard, multicultural coordinator/academic adviser 509.422.7814, or Libby Siebens, executive director community relations, 509.682.6436 (Mon. – Thurs.)

Wenatchee Valley College at Omak will celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a showing of the film Return of the River on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the Omak Theatre. A presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. with Randall Friedlander, director of the Colville Tribes Fish and Wildlife. The film begins at 6 p.m. This event is sponsored by the WVC at Omak Red Road Association.

Admission to the film is one item of non-perishable food. Food banks are requesting donations of canned fruits and proteins such as peanut butter and meat. All donated food items are to help the upcoming WVC at Omak Jammin' Against Hunger food drive event and local food banks.

Return of the River is a feature documentary that tells the story of the largest dam removal and river restoration project in history, currently unfolding on the Elwha River in Washington state. The film explores an extraordinary community effort to set the river free, and shows an unlikely victory for environmental justice. Told by an ensemble cast of characters, Return of the River offers hope amid grim environmental news.

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