Guardians of the River, produced by American Rivers and Swiftwater Films, focuses on the hard-won efforts of the Yurok leaders. Frankie Joe Myers, vice chairman of the tribe; Sammy Gensaw, director of the Ancestral Guard; Barry McCovey, the tribe’s fisheries biologist; and members of the Ancestral Guard and the Klamath Justice Coalition share why removing four dams in southern Oregon and northern California is critical to restoring clean water, food sovereignty and justice to the Klamath River. After decades of advocacy, state officials have signed an agreement to remove the dams. Scheduled for 2023, it will be the largest such relocation project in US history.
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