Our Coming of Age ceremony for Alicia Scholfield will be held July 20-23 at the McCloud Bridge campground in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.
Dancing will be every day.
The cook tent is open for the duration of the ceremony, and we will feed ceremony guests. Be sure to bring snacks and please bring a food donation (list below). Try to bring your own plates and silverware or
The Winnemem Wintu tribe is seeking volunteers and donations to help enforce a half-mile closure of the McCloud River to maintain the peace and dignity of their upcoming Coming of Age ceremony for 16-year-old Alicia Scholfield July 20-23.
Previous ceremonies have faced documented harassment, but the U.S. Forest Service, which now manages the former Winnemem village site where the ceremony takes place, has yet to respond to the tribe’s list of needs and requirements to hold a ceremony.