Join the Winnemem Volunteer Warrior Network

Want to help our journey to justice, but not sure how?

Tell us a little about yourself and what you can do, and join our network of warriors who fight for water, salmon, healthy rivers and human rights!

If we see a way you can help, we’ll be in touch!

Current Needs:

Nick helps install a greywater system at the village.

  • Volunteers and Donations for Ceremonies (food or monetary) – We are a small tribe, and our annual Coonrod ceremony and Coming of Age Ceremonies are four days in length, and we feed up to 200 people. We always need helping hands in the kitchen, helping with set up, etc.
  • Grant writers – We are constantly writing grants to secure funding for everything from our tribal language efforts to our GPS project.
  • Letter writing and campaigning – We are always looking for partners to support our efforts to hold ceremonies peacefully and to maintain our way of life. Learn more at the How to Help page.
  • Environmental and Fish Biologists – For our plan to return the salmon to New Zealand, we could use assistance from biologists to help us formulate a proposal that will meet the needs of the government officials who will need to approve the plan. Learn more from our Salmon Return Brochure and our Salmon Return page.
  • Lawyers – While we have many lawyers supporting our human rights struggles, we could always use more support. We are especially looking for an expert in tribal fishery rights and law.
  • Supporting Dancing Salmon Home – The 60-minute documentary about our efforts to return our salmon home from New Zealand will soon be close to finished, and the filmmaker will need assistance raising funds to finish post-production (hire a professional musician to score, etc.) and getting the film into festivals and hopefully on public television.
  • Maintenance at our Village – Because county zoning policy isn’t made for traditional tribal villages, we struggle at times with repairing and maintaining the village’s infrastructure. We are always looking for handy folks to help at odd jobs around the village. Here is a story about the U.N. Rapporteur on the Human Right to Water visiting to document our infrastructure issues.