Native American women were gathering roots and sacred plants long before Hanford came to be known by that name. At Hanford women have shaped history and they are actively involved with today’s cleanup. But their stories haven’t been told as often, or broadcast as loudly. Now we’ve handed them the mic.
In Daughters of Hanford, public radio correspondent Anna King, photographer Kai-Huei Yau and artist Doug Gast will highlight the underrepresented women’s perspectives of the nuclear site in twelve radio pieces and complementary portraits. Daughters includes a radio series, a multi-platform website and a geo-mapping application. The project culminates in an interactive art exhibition at The REACH in Richland, Wash., opening on August 1, 2015.