Bioneers 2024 Conference

Film Screening and Q+A with the Directors – Scha’nexw Elhtal’nexw Salmon People: Preserving a Way of Life 

Written, Produced & Directed by Darrell Hillaire & Beth Pielert; executive-produced by the Lummi-led non-profit, Children of the Setting Sun Productions, and Vision Maker Media. (62-minutes)

Inspired by the late Chexanexwh Larry Kinley, a Lummi fisherman and tribal leader who worked to protect wild salmon and promote tribal sovereignty, Scha’nexw Elhtal’nexw Salmon People: Preserving a Way of Life follows two Lummi families as they fish sockeye while navigating climate change, wildfire smoke, and a depleting fishery. In these critical times, Larry asks: “Who Are We Without Salmon?” Scha’nexw Elhtal’nexw Salmon People shows the resilience and adaptive nature of the salmon and the people. It is a spiritual reflection on a lifeway centered on respect and gratitude since time immemorial.

There will be a 30-minute Q+A period after the screening with the film’s directors, Darell Hillaire and Beth Pielert.

Goldman Theater, Brower Center


March 30th | 7:00 pm to 8:40 pm


Darrell Hillaire
Executive Director
Children of the Setting Sun Productions
Beth Pielert
Good Film Works