Video: A Winnemem Mother’s Heartfelt Appeal for a River Closure
Jessie Sisk is the mom of 16-year-old Marisa, who is training to be our next chief and who will have her Coming of Age ceremony later this month.
Listen to Jessie’s appeal to the Forest Service to protect her daughter from public interference and harassment during her sacred ceremony by closing 400 yards of the McCloud Arm of Shasta Lake.
“I should be thinking about getting everything ready, like her ceremonial skirt and attire, thinking good thoughts and not worrying about what might happen. . . I’m a little emotional because that’s my baby. It just makes me worry . . . that we can’t get the river closed for just four days.”
Let the Forest Service know that Marisa deserve peace and dignity for her Coming of Age ceremony.
Contact U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell:
Tom Tidwell, Forest Service Chief
Or sign up here to help close the river with other good-hearted volunteers!