National History Day winning video on treaty fishing rights

Redmond Junior High School ninth-grader Samhita Karnati’s video on the history of the treaty fishing rights debate won first place in the Individual Documentary category during National History Day.

This video is very much worth its ten minute length and is a very impressive effort, especially for a high school student. Karnati interviewed several people who were active during the debate in the 1970s and 80s, including anthropologist Barbara Lane, tribal lawyer Al Ziontz and former Washington State Attorney General and U.S. Senator Slade Gorton.