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)