Marc Dadigan
9/18/14
On the second day of the Winnemem Wintu’s War Dance at Shasta Dam, dancer Rob Wilson circled the sacred fire, crouching low, pounding the grass with his bare feet and exhaling a de...
Caleen Sisk

Droughts have long been a part of California’s history, and the Winnemem Wintu have songs about the water trails drying up and our need to pray for them to fill up again....

2/24/14
Marc Dadigan
7/9/13
Less than two weeks away from the Coming of Age Ceremony (Bałas Chonas) for a 16-year-old Winnemem Wintu teenager, U.S...
Marc Dadigan
6/24/12
At the old Winnemem Wintu village of Kaibai, which lines the emerald waters of the McCloud River Arm of Shasta Lake in Northern California, a trio of sacred sites cast a “mist” of ...
Marc Dadigan
5/31/12
Spangled with duct-tape lettering and weighed down by milk jugs filled with water, the banner reading “River Closed” was strung across the McCloud River on May 26 far higher than a...