Winnemem Wintu – The Middle Water People

We are a traditional tribe who inhabits our ancestral territory from Mt. Shasta down the McCloud River watershed. When the Shasta Dam was constructed during World War II, it flooded our home and blocked the salmon runs.

The salmon are an integral part of our lifeway and of a healthy McCloud River watershed. We believe that when the last salmon is gone, humans will be gone too. Our fight to return the salmon to the McCloud River is no less than a fight to save the Winnemem Wintu Tribe.

As salmon people and middle water people we advocate for all aspects of clean water and the restoration of salmon to their natural spawning grounds.

Sawal Mem, Sawal Suhana (Sacred Water, Sacred Life)

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Join the Social Media Storm to #StopTheDamRaise

This week, call, Tweet and/or Facebook message California Senators Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer (their information is below) and tell them you support Winnemem Wintu indigenous rights, healthy rivers and strong salmon runs. Tell them NO to the Shasta Dam raise and YES to justice for the Winnemem, which must include at the very least – like lands on the McCloud River, implementation of our plan to return salmon to the McCloud and restoration of federal recognitio

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Sign the Petition to STOP THE PLAN TO FLOOD WINNEMEM WINTU SACRED LANDS

SIGN THE CREDO PETITION NOW
https://www.credomobilize.com/petitions/stop-the-plan-to-flood-winnemem-wintu-sacred-lands
Raising the height of Shasta Dam would drown most of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe’s last remaining sacred sites and traditional homelands, decimate endangered salmon and violate the California Wild and Scenic Rivers Act by flooding the McCloud River.

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