Tag Archives: Chief Caleen Sisk

Winnemem Wintu Partners with GoFundMe In First-Ever Salmon Relocation

The ECOreport reposts news from California , Winnemem Wintu Partners with GoFundMe to Finance First-Ever Salmon Relocation

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

REDDING, Calif. – After a seven-year campaign to get the attention of federal agencies, the Winnemem Wintu Tribe is poised to take a major step in bringing home the descendants of the McCloud River Chinook salmon from the rivers of New Zealand.

With California salmon runs at risk of extinction, the Tribe is partnering with GoFundMe this month to raise $85,000 to fund the first phase of our project before it’s too late.

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Chief Caleen Sisk Says California’s Biggest Problem Is The California Waterfix

The ECOreport reposts Chief Caleen Sisk Says California’s Biggest Problem Is The California Waterfix

Originally Posted on the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

Governor Jerry Brown receives largely fawning coverage from the mainstream media about his environmental policies as he jets off to climate conferences and other photo opportunities, but Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, can see right through his “green” facade.

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Obama Signs California’s Poisoned Water Bill

The ECOreport reposts the story of a “good bill” spoiled by a highly controversial rider, Obama Signs California’s Poisoned Water Bill

Originally Posted on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

In a slap in the face to fishermen, Tribes, environmental justice advocates, conservationists and family farmers, President Obama on Friday signed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act into law with its environmentally destructive Big Ag rider sponsored by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Congressman Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

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Winnemem Wintu Demand Changes To California’s Water Policy

The ECOreport reposts a press release from the Winnemem Wintu & allies, Winnemem Wintu demand changes to California’s water policy 

Press release from the Winnemem Wintu

Sacramento, CA September 20, 2016 – In the midst of a 300-mile trek and prayer journey to bring salmon back to the McCloud River, the Winnemem Wintu Tribe and their allies converge on the State Capitol to demand a change in California’s water policy.

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Indigenous Leaders Slam Brown At COP 21

California’s Governor got a nasty surprise, at the end of his keynote address Indigenous leaders slam Brown at COP 21

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

At the end of his keynote address at the World Climate Summit in Paris yesterday, Indigenous leaders heckled Governor Jerry Brown, challenging him on his support of controversial carbon trading polices that represent “a new form of colonialism” that could potentially cause genocide.

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Shasta Dam Raise Will Destroy Native American Culture

 A coalition of Native American and environmental leaders sent a letter to Senator Barbara Boxer : Shasta Dam Raise Will Destroy Native American Culture

Originally Published by Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

On November 5, a coalition of Native American and environmental leaders sent a letter to Senator Barbara Boxer urging her to exclude a provision to enlarge Shasta Dam from the California Emergency Drought Relief Act she has cosponsored with Senator Dianne Feinstein.
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