Covenant of the Salmon People is a 60-minute portrait film of the Nez Perce Tribe as they continue to carry out their ancient promise to protect salmon—a keystone species and the first food their people have subsisted on since time immemorial.
Today, the tribe is facing the extirpation of their most prized salmon species. The widespread construction of dams across their Traditional lands is driving these fish to extinction. Restoring a free-flowing lower Snake River is the Tribe’s very best option today to uphold their ancient deal with salmon and save the species from extinction.
This screening is free and open to the public!
6:00 pm - Doors Open. Light appetizers provided.
6:10 pm - Welcome and Introduction to the film
6:15 pm - Covenant of the Salmon People
7:15 pm - Q&A Discussion with Kayeloni Scott and Keyen Singer
About the panelists
Kayeloni Scott is an Indigenous woman from Spokane and Nez Perce Nations, and the director of Covenant of the Salmon People. She grew up in the Lewiston, ID area where she attended high school and, subsequently, college at Lewis and Clark State. She received her Bachelor Degree in Business and Communications with a minor in Spanish. Proceeding college, Kayeloni started her career working in the financial industry. She moved to Portland, Oregon where she resided for five years. Returning to Idaho in 2017, she became the Communications Manager for the Nez Perce Tribe. In 2022, she and her now fiance, moved to Nevada with their two dogs and three cats. Kayeloni accepted a position with American Rivers as the Communications Director for the Northwest Region and she continues her work with the Nez Perce Tribe, providing communications services on Lower Snake River issues.
Keyen Singer is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) and a sophomore pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Environmental Studies and a minor in Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS). She is the 2023-2024 Miss Indigenous UO and Community Relations Co-Director for the Native American Student Union (NASU). She lead a petition created with the CTUIR Youth Council, Stand with Native Youth, to remove the four lower Snake River dams that currently has over 26,000 signatures.
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