Additional Resources


Film Clips

  • Dancing Salmon Home 15 min. trailer — Dancing Salmon Home is a feature-length documentary about the Winnemem journey to New Zealand in 2010 to dance and sing to McCloud River salmon and re-unite with their sacred fish.
  •  One Word: Sawalmem film (20 minutes) – Co-directed by Winnemem Wintu tribal member, Michael Preston and Natasha Deganello Giraudie, this film invites us  to consider how the healing of the planet could be facilitated by shifting our relationship with the Earth.
  • The Magical Fish — Winnemem Wintu Chief Caleen Sisk describes the life cycle of salmon in a talk at La Peña in Berkeley in 2017 (5 minutes)
  • Standing on Sacred Ground — The Winnemem of California — Winnemem Wintu efforts to stop federal government plans to raise the height of Shasta Dam (29 minutes)
  • Remove the Dams to Save the Salmon? — short film from National Geographic focused on the Snake River in Idaho (7 minutes)


Winnemem Wintu History and Culture

Previous Press Coverage

Salmon background articles

Gallery of historic Winnemem and contemporary Run4Salmon photos

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Teaching Native Issues in California

Teaching about California Missions: how the law has changed

The mass deaths, forced labor and destruction of Native communities that resulted from contact with the Spanish mission system has long been a blind spot in state curricula. Since 2016, when the State Board of Education adopted the History-Social Science Framework, fourth grade teachers in California are obligated to reexamine traditional classroom lessons and practices that glorified, romanticized or presented a limited view of the missions. The following resources can assist teachers who are seeking to follow the standards and make them relevant to their own communities: