Crossing the Rainbow Bridge: Our Story

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The telling of this story led to reconnections of Native California families with their relatives in Hawai’i.

 

“Gedin ch-lum-nu” (Let it be this way) was what Cocoonman (one of the earthmakers) said when he created the Rainbow Bridge that connected the land of the Kashaya Pomo to Hawai’i. In 1971, Acho’mawi elder Craven Gibson told this story to Darryl “Babe” Wilson (Atsugewe/Acho’mawi) who narrates it in this film. The telling of this story led to reconnections of Native California families with their relatives in Hawai’i. With artwork by the students of Sherman Indian High School and Anuenue Hawai’ian Language Immersion School and traditional California Indian and Hawai’ian music, Crossing the Rainbow Bridge emphasizes the importance of our traditional stories to our identity as indigenous peoples. Grades 5 and up.


Director: Kat High

Format: DVD, color motion picture, 29 minutes

Published: 2001

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Pomo, Native Hawaiian