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2016 Film Festival

Tracking Alewives for the Passamaquoddy

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16th 2016

PROGRAM: 8:40 AM – LIFE ON WATER (PART I)

LOCATION: Minneapolis Convention Center, Auditorium 2

8:40 AM Tracking Alewives for the Passamaquoddy, dir. Kurt Lancaster (5 mins)

Synopsis: 2.6 million alewives spawned in the St. Croix River, but was blocked by the state of Maine in 1995, resulting in a drop to 900 alwives by 2002, impacting the traditional foodways of the Passamaquoddy Tribe. In 2013, the state opened the fishway, allowing for the passage of alewife.

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