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Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate writes a visual love story about the wilderness of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. It remains under the looming threat of a foreign copper-nickel mine.
In a tripartite approach to storytelling, Patagonia Ambassador Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate writes an essay, presents a collection of photos in collaboration with photographer and filmmaker Tony Czech and culminates in a film. Everyone tells their own part of the story "It's all house water".
Nakadate canoe to the BWCA in all four seasons. Drone shots reveal wildly structured landscapes from above. Calm water carries hungry fish. Most noticeably, however, Nakadate visits a mine in a watershed. The huge structure clearly stands out from the unspoiled calm of the film.
In partnership with Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters, Patagonia is calling on audiences to stand up for Boundary Waters Wilderness Protection and Pollution Prevention Act No. 5598. If you want to protect this wild landscape, you can contact your representative here.
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By Nicole Qualtieri
Nicole Qualtieri lives in Montana and is GearJunkies Hunt + Fish Editor. When she's not writing or editing, she's probably hunting, fishing, or sitting on the back of her little brown horse with a border collie named Butch Cassidy on her heel in the mountains. Find her on Instagram @nkqualtieri.