This Fall Run4Salmon

The Run4Salmon is a 300-mile trek that follows the historical journey of the salmon from the San Joaquin/Sacramento Delta to the Winnemem Waywaket (McCloud River) to raise awareness about the policies that are threatening our waters, our fish and our indigenous lifeways. Go to to learn more and volunteer.
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Follow the Run4Salmon on Instagram!

Now you can follow the Winnemem Wintu and their allies on Instagram as they travel the 300-mile path the McCloud salmon historically swam home.

For more information about the schedule of events for the Sept. 17-Oct.1 Run4Salmon, visit


This Fall Run4Salmon and for Healthy Rivers

Winnemem Wintu Chief Caleen Sisk and a collective of Indigenous women, activists, and allies are organizing the Run 4 Salmon, a 300-mile trek that follows the historical journey of the salmon from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to the Winnemem (McCloud River) to raise awareness about the policies threatening our waters, our fish, and indigenous lifeways. It’s a dire time in California for wild chinook salmon (Nur) – climate change, giant dam projects and draining rivers for Big Ag irrigation threaten the survival of the keystone keepers of our waters

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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