chief caleen sisk

It’s Time to Speak Up for Salmon!

Kayla Brown, Hupa, stands with Chief Caleen Sisk, Winnemem Wintu, for Rivers and Water.

The Hupa People are in a crisis situation, with a potential repeat of the 2002 salmon kill on the Klamath and Trinity Rivers. Because the Bureau of Reclamation is refusing to let enough water out of the dams, the rivers are too low and too warm, and the salmon are beginning to show signs of disease.

We are still here, holding ceremony at our sacred places, and doing what we need to do to be Winnemem Wintu, of the McCloud River, in Northern California.

The federal government tries to erase us by calling us “unrecognized”, but we have been here long before the United States was invented, and we will be here long after it’s gone.