Ever since we featured Riverhorse Nakadate in issue 17 of The Mission, we’ve been waiting with great anticipation for this short film to come out.

 

Shot by the inimitable Tony Czech and narrated by Riverhorse, it covers his exploration of The Boundary Waters of Northern Minnesota – a vast area of lakes and rivers that is under threat because the Trump administration wants to approve a new mining operation that will poison the water.

Riverhorse Nakadate, photo Tony Czech

Riverhorse Nakadate, photo Tony Czech

“There will be no profits here for anyone, just the aftereffects of a lost ecosystem. Goodbye birds, goodbye bears, goodbye pristine waters, goodbye four-pound brook trout. They have all failed—every mine of this type in history. I’ve never claimed to have all of the answers, yet some things are just fucking wrong. I am for the working man and woman—for bread on the table and clothing on the back of a child—but let’s shoot arrow straight. This is not the place for it.” Riverhorse Nakadate.

Riverhorse Nakadate, photo Tony Czech

Riverhorse Nakadate, photo Tony Czech

Watch the film, read the essay here, check out the photo essay here and get involved here.