Winnemem Wintu

  • 05.04.17

    Winnemem Wintu Chief: California WaterFix Is The Biggest Water Problem State Has Ever Faced

    The "Delta Tunnels" in California are a proposal to transport water from the northern part of the state to the southern, more arid regions of the state. The Winnemem Wintu Tribe strongly opposes the construction of these tunnels and have used community organizing and protests to make their position known: "In the ...

    The "Delta Tunnels" in California are a proposal to transport water from the northern part of the state to the southern, more arid regions of the state. The Winnemem Wintu Tribe strongly opposes the construction of these tunnels and have used community organizing and protests to make their position known:  "In the midst of a 300-mile trek and prayer journey to bring salmon back to the McCloud River, the Winnemem Wintu Tribe and their allies converge on the State Capitol to demand a change in California’s water policy."

    The tribe states that these tunnels will change the ecosystem, specifically the salmon population that the tribe relies on for food. Chief Sisk said that if the Delta Tunnels are built, they will cause  “more death and destruction” to already endangered salmon populations." This article covers the most recent protest by the tribe at the Climate March and their press release about the situation.  

    Chief Caleen Sisk