As Long As The Rivers Run

Preserving a documentary film about the struggle for treaty fishing rights

as-long-as-the-rivers-run-screenshotSalmon Defense acquired the rights to “As Long as the Rivers Run,” a film that documents the Fish Wars of the late 1960s to early 1970s. The film was directed by Carol Burns and co-produced by Hank Adams.

Norma Frank is arrested on the banks of Nisqually River for exercising her treaty fishing rights. Photo Courtesy NWIFC

The “As Long as the Rivers Run” project is aimed at conserving and redistributing the film as an educational tool. Salmon Defense updated and repackaged the film by digitally re-mastering it to meet today’s digital standards, and it has been distributed to tribes, schools and others.

The movie is available on DVD or streaming through the Internet Archive.