Press release from Winnemem Wintu Tribe:
The Run4Salmon, a prayerful journey tracing the historical spawning path of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe’s salmon, will stop in Redding Sept. 19 for a night of music and film to inspire the community to protect the salmon, the waters and indigenous lifeways.
The Run4Salmon Redding concert will be 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 at the Redding Vets Hall, 1605 Yuba St. The evening will include a special screening of the documentary Salmon Will Run about last year’s Run4Salmon as well as musical performances by Raye Zaragona, Hawane Rios, Goodshield Aguilar,, Stewie G, and Audiopharmacy’s Desirae Harp. There will also be a speaking presentation by Winnemem Wintu Chief and Spiritual Leader Caleen Sisk, who is leading the tribe’s groundbreaking efforts to bring home the McCloud River salmon currently thriving in New Zealand.
Concert tickets are $10 presale and $15 at the door. There will be merchandise for sale. Tickets and more information are available at Run4Salmon.org.
The 2017 Run4Salmon began Sept. 9 when the Winnemem Wintu and hundreds of supporters departed from the Ohlone village of Sogorea Te in Vallejo to make the historical journey the salmon once took. Over 14 days, Run4Salmon participants will walk, bike, run, paddle and ride horses 300 miles up the Sacramento River to the McCloud River near Mount Shasta for a Sept. 22 closing ceremony.
The salmon were once integral components of the Winnemem Wintu’s cultural and spiritual traditions before Shasta Dam blocked the salmon from returning to the McCloud River. The winter run salmon numbers have dwindled due to dams, water diversions, climate change and habitat destruction.
The Run4Salmon is meant to increase support for the Winnemem Wintu’s plan to return their wild salmon from New Zealand to the glacial waters above Shasta Dam by developing a swimway around the dam. Read more about the plan here: http://www.water.ca.gov/fishpassage/docs/shasta_winnemem.pdf
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