A Month of Prayer with the Winnemem Wintu & Allies of the Salmon, September 2017

Published September 5, 2017

OAKLAND –  For centuries, the Winnemem Wintu lived on salmon, as did numerous other tribes near the Pacific coast.The water in the rivers and streams where the salmon used to run is being diverted or dammed up and the salmon of the Pacific Northwest are almost gone. The elders of the tribes knew this day was coming and they spawned Pacific Northwest salmon in rivers with friends, allies and relations as far away as New Zealand.

A prayerful journey led by Chief Caleen Sisk of  the Winnemem Wintu Tribe to restore the salmon runs, protect the waters, and indigenous lifeways is taking place this week with events happening the whole month of September.

“We are days away from beginning our prayer journey upstream. We are calling on all of you who wish to join us to register so we can get a head count of our water protectors. Thank you to all of the people who are making this possible. Our prayers for the restoration of our salmon, the revitalization of our indigenous lifeways and the protection of our waters must continue until the salmon are restored and beyond. Let us carry out this prayer in a good way so we can wake up the state and our entire nation that it is time we take a stand for our water. We have nothing to lose,” says Chief Sisk.

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Below is the schedule for the month:

Run4Salmon Art Party
September 6 @ 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Canticle Farm, 1972 36th Ave
Oakland, CA 94601 United States 
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Come and create your masterpiece for the Run4Salmon at Canticle Farm.  Fun and fellowship. Hosted by Run4Salmon and Canticle Farm. Wednesday Sept. 6, 2017 from 2pm to 8pm Canticle Farm, 1972 36th Ave, Oakland, CA. 94601

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WEST BERKELEY SHELLMOUND CEREMONY 3pm
September 8 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

West Berkeley Shellmound The 2.2-acre project site, bounded by Fourth Street, University Avenue, the Union Pacific railroad tracks and Hearst Avenue, is part of the city landmarked West Berkeley Shellmound site. 1900 4th Street, Berkeley, CA

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Run4Salmon Kickoff Show
September 8 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Sausalito Seahorse Restaurant, 305 Harbor Drive
Sausalito, CA 
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The Run4Salmon Kick off Show will be on September 8th, 2017 from 7pm-11pm at the Sausalito Seahorse Italian Seafood Restaurant. 305 Harbor Drive, Sausalito CA. $15 admission fee at the door or you can get tickets here. This show will be kicking off the Run4salmon prayer run that will be supporting the Winnemem Wintu tribe’s efforts to bring the salmon home. Join us in this movement, follow the tribe and join us on this journey as we continue to carry…

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Ceremony – Sogorea Te
September 9 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sogorea Te-Glen Cove Waterfront Park, Glen Cove Waterfront Park, Whitesides Dr.
Vallejo, CA 94591 United States 
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A Ceremony will be held at Sogorea Te to bless and pray for the Run4Salmon 300 mile journey. This begins the main event. The ceremony will begin at 4:00 pm and end when it ends.  There will be prayers, singing and dancing.

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Sogorea Te to Martinez to Riverview Park (2 days)
September 10 @ 9:00 AM – September 11 @ 7:00 PM

Walkers will begin the Run4Salmon journey with a walk from Sogorea-Te to Riverview Park stopping in Martinez on day one and continuing on to Riverview Park, Pittsburg, CA – on the 11th – about 24 miles.

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Boaters from Pittsburg, CA. to Discovery Park, Sacramento, CA
September 12 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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Boaters leave Pittsburg area to head up the Sacramento River to Discovery Park, Sacramento, CA. about 60 miles.

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Know Your Rights – Activist Training
September 13 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sol Collective, 2574 21st St.
Sacramento, CA 95818 United States 
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The Winnemem Wintu Tribe along with Sol Collective will be sponsoring a Know Your Rights Training for Activists at the Sol Collective 2574 21st St, Sacramento, CA 95818 – 10am – 12pm Please RSVP as space is limited: Desirae Harp: [email protected] Join us for a morning with Diana Salazar and CLDC Director Lauren Regan to learn more about how to protect yourself and your community through KNOWING YOUR RIGHTS! “The purpose of KYR workshops is to instill activists with the…

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Benefit Concert: Hosted by Nahko Bear and Pua Case
September 13 @ 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Crest Theater, 1013 K St
Sacramento, CA 95814 United States 
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$15 – $20292 tickets left

Come to the Crest for some great entertainment and help the Run4Salmon campaign at the same time. Hosted by:   Nahko Bear, from Medicine for the People, and Pua Case Mauna Kea Protector SPEAKER: Chief Caleen Sisk, Winnemem Wintu Tribe Short Movie – Salmon Will Run to start us off: MUSIC FEATURING: Alice DiMicele Stewie G Hawane Rios Desirae Harp (of Audiopharmacy) Ray Zaragoza and a Very Special Guest Appearance. Pre-Sale Tickets On-Sale NOW!!!  Get Em while they are HOT!!…

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When Salmon Speak
September 14 @ 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
American River College, 4700 College Oak Drive
Sacramento, CA 95841 United States 
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When Salmon Speak – do you listen? Join us for a Community Discussion, some Live Music, and a Short Film.  This is a free event. HOSTS:  Chief Caleen Sisk, and Pua Case When:  Thursday, Sept. 14th 2017, 5:00pm to 8:30pm Where:  American River College, Student Center – Community Room #3, 4700 College Oak Drive, Sacramento, CA.  95841

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Sacramento (Discovery Park) to Colusa (77 mi)
September 15 @ 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Discovery Park, Boat Ramp, 1600 Garden Hwy
Sacremento, CA 95833 United States 
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Boaters will leave Discovery Park, Boat Ramp, in Sacramento and journey up the River to Colusa, CA.  There will also be a caravan of vehicles that will proceed to Colusa to rendezvous with the boat landing.

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Day 1 Bicycles from Colusa SRA, Colusa, CA to Chico, CA. Riparia Farms (approx 45miles)
September 16
Colusa SRA, 50 10th St
Colusa, CA 95932 United States 
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Bicyclists will begin the day from Colusa SRA, in Colusa, CA. at approximately 8 am and head north up 45 to Chico, CA. for overnight camping at Riparia Farms. There will be 2 rest stops along the way, and a lunch stop.  First rest stop will be in Princeton,  lunch stop will be at Ord Bend boat ramp (second rest stop to TBD) Bicyclists will camp overnight at Riparia Farms in Chico, CA (2300 Estes rd)

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Run4Salmon Concert – Chico – 9/16/2017
September 16 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Riparia Farms, 2300 Estes Road
Chico, CA 95926 United States 
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Presenters: Chief Caleen Sisk, Winnemem Wintu Tribe Spiritual and Tribal Leader Pua Case, Mauna Kea Protector Live Music by: DJ AZ RedSmoke Jonathan Richman Cory Himp Pit Crue Desirae Harp Hawane Rios

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Day 2 Bicyclists from Chico, CA to Woodson Bridge SRA
September 17 @ 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area, Woodson Bridge State Recreaton Area,South Ave
Corning, CA 96021 United States 
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Cyclists will leave Riparia Farms at approximately 8 am and ride north to Woodson Bridge SRA, (25340 South Ave, Corning, CA 96021), approx. 35 miles.  There will we 2 rest stops along the way, and a lunch stop. It is hoped that the ride will end by 2:00pm or sooner so that runners can begin the first leg of their run ending at Bend in Red Bluff for overnight camping at Red Gate Ranch on Hwy 36 in Red Bluff

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1st Day Runners – Woodson Bridge SRA to Bend Bridge, Red Bluff, CA. (20 miles)
September 17 @ 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Runners will Leave Woodson Bridge SRA at approximately 2pm (when Bikes from Chico arrive).  They will run to Bend Bridge in Red Bluff, CA.  and camp overnight at Red Gate Ranch on Hwy 36 in Red Bluff.  Food will be provided. Red Gate Ranch info below: 19020 Hwy 36 W Red Bluff CA USA 530-727-8717 [email protected]

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2nd Day Runners – Bend Bridge to Shasta Lake (approx 54 miles)
September 18 @ 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Runners will begin their run from Bend Bridge, Red Bluff to Jones Valley, Shasta Lake following a route that parallels the Sacramento River to Cow Creek to Little Cow Creek to Dry Creek to Shasta Lake. This is the route that the Winnemem Wintu hope to make into a swimway around Shasta Dam so that the salmon will be able to return to their historical spawning grounds through out the McCloud River Watershed.

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Run4Salmon 2017 Redding Concert
September 19 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Redding Memorial Veterans Hall, 1605 Yuba St.
Redding, CA 96001 
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$10596 tickets left

Join the 2nd annual 300-mile trek that follows the historical journey of the salmon from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to the Winnemem (McCloud River) to raise awareness about the policies threatening our waters, our fish, and indigenous lifeways. This year’s event will raise funds for the Winnemem Wintu’s efforts to bring home the McCloud River salmon in New Zealand. More here: bit.ly/salmonwillrun

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