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“Camas: Sacred Food of the Nez Perce” documentary premiers Saturday

By: - January 12, 2022 4:29 am
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The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests and the Nez Perce National Historical Park invite the public to enjoy a new documentary titled “Camas: Sacred Food of the Nez Perce.” (Courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service)

Editor’s note: The premier of the “Camas: Sacred Food of the Nez Perce” documentary scheduled for Jan. 15 has been postponed, according to a U.S. Forest Service press release. A new premier date will be released when logistics are finalized, according to the release.

This weekend, the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests and the Nez Perce National Historical Park will premier “Camas: Sacred Food of the Nez Perce,” a new documentary funded, in part, by the Idaho Humanities Council, according to a press release.

The documentary will be aired continuously from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific Standard Time in the auditorium of the Nez Perce National Historical Park Visitor Center, 12 miles east of Lewiston at 39062 U.S. Highway 95, and via the Lolo Pass Visitor Center – Discover Your Northwest YouTube channel. It will remain available online thereafter.

In-person attendees at the event are encouraged to follow the most recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the auditorium’s capacity will be kept to a maximum of 40 people. Masks are required in the building.

For information about the premier, call the Nez Perce National Historical Park Visitor Center at 208-843-7001 or the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Lolo Pass Visitor Center at 208-942-3113.

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Christina Lords
Christina Lords

Christina Lords is the editor-in-chief of the Idaho Capital Sun and has been a professional journalist covering local and state government since graduating from the University of Idaho in 2009. A Pocatello native, Lords is a fifth-generation Idahoan who served as a reporter at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News and the Post Register in Idaho Falls and served as assistant editor for the Idaho Press in Nampa. She also led the Idaho Statesman in Boise for two years before turning to nonprofit journalism.

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