Video: Reclaiming the Klamath

Yurok attorney Amy Cordalis leads the tribe into litigation over more water for salmon in the Klamath.


The Klamath water crisis has shaped the Yurok Tribe for a generation. Many feel a fierce responsibility for a river that not only carries fish and water, but centuries of stories and struggle. Now Amy Cordalis, a Yurok tribal member and attorney, is leading the tribe’s long-running legal fight for increased water flows in the Klamath.

Read our feature story about how, for the first time, the largest tribe in California has one of its own to lead its legal battles.

Forrest Pound is a documentary filmmaker living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He’s worked on many short and feature length documentary films, several of which have focused on western water and land use.

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