NATIVE YOUTH FILM WINS FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS

Aloma Joseph Participant Cowichan tribe

Aloma Joseph is one of four emerging Native filmmakers learning documentary film production this summer with the guidance of Toby Joseph, Sr.

Wisdom’s Native youth film, “The Salmon People Are At Risk,” won best Youth Documentary Short and runner up Best Youth Directing at the Tulalip Tribe’s Film Festival in September according to Lena Jones, MaOM, Education Curator at the Tulalip Tribe’s Hibulb Cultural Center. Producer Toby Joseph, Sr. trained four Native youth from Pacific Northwest tribes this summer as the youth completed production of four short documentary films featuring an emerging climate issue.

Lena Jones commented, “It was great to have your films in the festival, and I told the young people who were attending that was their assignment, to follow the advice of the folks on the film. You can view this film at: The Salmon People Are at Risk-Vimeo Final Cut.

We would like to acknowledge Toby and the following partners for the success of this collaboration: The Puyallup Tribe, Cascadia Consulting, Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians and Wisdom of the Elders, Inc.