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

Run4Salmon walkers gathered at Sogorea Te on the first day of the Run4Salmon journey

Chief Caleen Sisk of the Winnemem Wintu and Sacred Sites Protector and Ohlone Leader Corrina Gould at the Run4Salmon opening ceremony

Greenaction’s Community Organizer Niria Alicia walking along the McCloud River on the last day of the Run4Salmon 2018 300-mile prayer journey.

Walkers from accross the state cross the McCloud River as the Run4Salmon 2018 journey is completed

Run4Salmon closing ceremony at the Winnemem Wintu’s ancestral ceremonial lands along the McCloud River

Greenaction’s Community Organizer Sheridan Noelani Enomoto on the horse journey of the 2018 Run4Salmon prayer journey

Chief Caleen of the Winnemem Wintu smoking her pipe during the Run4Salmon closing ceremony along the McCloud River