Saturday 10th Mar 2018
Put on by Henry Art Gallery
In 2011, the removal of the Elwha River Dam began after decades of tribal activism and an act of Congress. The dam, constructed in 1910, wreaked havoc on the ecosystem and violated the treaty rights of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe. Since the removal of the Elwha River Dam and the nearby Glines Canyon Dam, the waters and land of this region have come back to life, salmon numbers have been steadily increasing, and important cultural sites of the Klallam people have been unearthed.
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe educator Jamie Valadez, artist Eirik Johnson, and writer Langdon Cook will share perspectives based on their years of involvement with the landscape, wildlife, and people affected by the shifting life of the Elwha River, both before and after the removal of these dams.
Free with museum admission ($10 general public; $6 seniors; free to members, children, students, UW faculty/staff)
Space is limited to 25 participants.
-via Henry Art Gallery