Dana’s New Music Video: Salmon Come Home

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I am happy to announce the release of my new music video “Salmon Come Home,” directed by Gary Washington, with Alaskan wildlife and scenic footage by Daniel Zatz. “Salmon Come Home” was written to raise awareness about two proposed mines in Alaska: the Chuitna River Mine & the Pebble Mine.

Watch “Salmon Come Home” Chuitna River Mine version

Watch “Salmon Come Home” Pebble Mine version

The proposed Chuitna River Mine (60 miles west of Anchorage across the Cook Inlet in Tyonek, Alaska) would dig up thirteen miles of a salmon river, 300 feet down, thus destroying the salmon habitat there which provides salmon for the Athabaskan People living in the region and for the commercial fishing industry. The Pebble Mine (Bristol Bay) would create a gold and copper mine in the spawning grounds of the largest remaining salmon run on Earth, also destroying the salmon run for the Native Peoples and fishing industry.

I am releasing two versions of the video, one for the Chuitna campaign, and one for the Pebble Mine campaign. Both versions contain the same video and music, with different introductions and endings.

Purchase “Salmon Come Home” song on CD or download on iTunes: http://www.cowswithguns.com/product/albums/the-great-salish-sea-autographed-cd/

Artist Mavis Muller and Dana at Salmonstock

Mavis & Dana salmon sculptures Salmonstock

Artist Mavis Muller, her amazing salmon sculptures, and Dana at the Salmonstock Festival in Ninilchik, Alaska (August 2013).

“Through the art forms of contemporary basketry, photography, poetry and storytelling comes the voice of the natural world. Mavis Muller is a story weaver. As she weaves intricate baskets using consciously gathered natural materials, she introduces the grasses, plants, trees, and landscapes as carriers of messages, stories, and earthly blessings.” See more of Mavis’ art here:  http://www.mavismullerart.com/