WINNEMEM WINTU TRIBE
Redding, CA: Greenaction stands in solidarity with the Winnemem Wintu Tribe in their Run4Salmon prayer and work to restore endangered salmon runs, revitalize indigenous lifeways and stop the Shasta Dam raise!
Recently two of our staff members joined Chief Caleen Sisk and the Winnemem Wintu Tribe on their 2 week, 300-mile, prayerful journey that follows the path of the salmon upstream along the Sacramento watershed. The prayerful journey seeks to raise awareness about the importance of protecting the waters, defending Winnemem Wintu sacred sites, restoring endangered salmon runs, and revitalizing indigenous lifeways in the face of climate change, and ecological collapse.
Hundreds of people gathered for this two-week journey beginnign with the Ohlone/Lisjan nation at Sogorea Te, an Ohlone/Lisjan sacred site, carrying the prayer upstream by walking, boating, biking, running, paddling and horse back riding all the way to the McCloud water shed where the Winnemem Wintu’s salmon spawned for thousands of years before the Shasta Dam was installed. The Run4Salmon journey began in the Bay Delta Estuary crossing many tribal territories holding gatherings, panels, direct actions, concerts, know your rights trainings and ceremonies to raise awareness about the policies that continue to threaten indigenous lifeways.
Greenaction is committed to standing in solidarity with indigenous peoples who stand for the protection of sacred sites, water ways, endangered species and future generations. We know that in order for us to be healthy, its important to protect and defend our waters for ourselves and for future generations.
For health and environmental justice!
Photos by: Where There Once Was a River
Photographer: Brittany Anzel App