“When there are no salmon, there will be no people.” – A Winnemum Wintu Tribe prophecy.
The Winnemum Wintu tribe are committed to restoring the endangered winter-run Chinook salmon to the McCloud River in Northern California which are on the verge of extinction, and could be lost forever. The Shasta Dam, water diversion, poor water management, and now climate change have rapidly depleted numbers.
For more info on the work the Winnemum Wintu are doing to restore the Wintu waterways with salmon visit http://www.winnememwintu.us/
A montage of a Native person, Winnemem Wintu Chief Caleen Sisk, wearing traditional indigenous clothing, headdress, and adornments. She stands in front of a lake or river scene with mountains and forests in the distance. A pattern of waves, salmon fish, and human footsteps runs across the foreground. Below, the text: “The Salmon Will Run Again.”