ᏗᏂᏠᎯ ᎤᏪᏯ (Meet Me at the Creek)

10 mins


Cherokee elders like Rebecca Jim believe that what happens to the water happens to us. Without it, we cannot move culture forward or exist. U.S. government officials have designated Tar Creek in Miami, Oklahoma as “irreversibly damaged,” but Jim refuses to accept that. ᏗᏂᏠᎯ ᎤᏪᏯ (Meet Me at the Creek) tells a story of interconnectedness through the lifelong fight of a Cherokee Nation citizen and Waterkeeper Warrior as she leads the effort to restore the creek.

Production Team

Loren Waters

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Featured in the 2024 Mountainfilm Festival.

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