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BIA federal recognition process not favorable for California tribes
BIA federal recognition process not favorable for California tribes (July 16, 2012)

Only one California tribe has gained federal recognition through the Bureau of Indian Affairs process since 1978. The Timbisha Shoshone Tribe won recognition in 1983. Since then, the BIA has...


Winnemem Wintu Tribe meets with BIA over federal recognition
Winnemem Wintu Tribe meets with BIA over federal recognition (July 12, 2012)

The Winnemem Wintu Tribe of California met with the Bureau of Indian Affairs on Wednesday to discuss federal recognition issues. An adviser for the tribe said the meeting went well....


Winnemem Wintu Tribe to meet with BIA on federal recognition
Winnemem Wintu Tribe to meet with BIA on federal recognition (July 10, 2012)

Caleen Sisk, the chief and spiritual leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe of California, will meet with the Bureau of Indian Affairs tomorrow. The tribe believes it was recognized by...


Winnemem Wintu Tribe complains of disruptions during ceremony
Winnemem Wintu Tribe complains of disruptions during ceremony (July 3, 2012)

The Winnemem Wintu Tribe of California says more disruptions than ever are occurring its coming-of-age ceremony. The U.S. Forest Service agreed to close a portion of the McCloud River to...


Winnemem Wintu Tribe wants federal status before ceremony
Winnemem Wintu Tribe wants federal status before ceremony (June 27, 2012)

The Winnemem Wintu Tribe of California needs federal recognition to protect its ceremony and sacred sites, Chief Caleen Sisk said. Sisk and her nephew have been fasting for nine days...


Forest Service to close a part of river for Winnemem Wintu Tribe
Forest Service to close a part of river for Winnemem Wintu Tribe (June 22, 2012)

The U.S. Forest Service agreed to close a section of the McCloud River to the Winnemem Wintu Tribe of California can host a ceremony. Boaters won't be allowed on the...


Opinion: Winnemem Wintu Tribe deserves respect for ceremony
Opinion: Winnemem Wintu Tribe deserves respect for ceremony (June 4, 2012)

"I am writing this letter out of concern for the Winnemem Indians, who are requesting a designated area to be blocked off on the McCloud Arm of Lake Shasta June...


Winnemem Wintu Tribe requests privacy for a sacred ceremony
Winnemem Wintu Tribe requests privacy for a sacred ceremony (May 31, 2012)

The Winnemem Wintu Tribe of California is asking the U.S. Forest Service to close a section of McCloud River for its coming-of-age ceremony. The agency, however, isn't sure it can...


Dan Bacher: Winnemem Wintu Tribe closes river for war dance
Dan Bacher: Winnemem Wintu Tribe closes river for war dance (May 30, 2012)

"Winnemem Wintu Tribe members joined with members of other Indian Tribes and environmental activists in multi-colored kayaks and rafts to place a banner over the McCloud River on Lake Shasta...


Editorial: Winnemem Wintu Tribe goes to war to practice religion
Editorial: Winnemem Wintu Tribe goes to war to practice religion (May 25, 2012)

"How would you like to ask the government's permission to go to church? How would you like hearing from the federal government that, because yours is not an officially registered...


Winnemem Wintu Tribe plans blockade of lake during ceremony
Winnemem Wintu Tribe plans blockade of lake during ceremony (May 23, 2012)

The Winnemem Wintu Tribe of California plans to block part of Lake Shasta during a war dance this weekend. The non-recognized tribe asked the U.S. Forest Service to close a...


California Watch: Winnemem  Wintu travel  world for salmon
California Watch: Winnemem Wintu travel world for salmon (August 31, 2011)

"For nearly 70 years, the McCloud River in Northern California has been bereft of the Chinook salmon spawning runs for which it was once known. But for a few hours...


Winnemem Wintu Tribe refuses to go thru BIA recognition process
Winnemem Wintu Tribe refuses to go thru BIA recognition process (August 22, 2011)

The Winnemem Wintu Tribe of California refuses to ask the Bureau of Indian Affairs for federal recognition. The tribe believes it was recognized by an unratified treaty and by an...


Editorial: Respect traditional ceremony of Winnemem Wintu Tribe
Editorial: Respect traditional ceremony of Winnemem Wintu Tribe (July 15, 2011)

"Would Christians stand for some bureaucrat telling them they don't belong to a government-recognized congregation and thus are not allowed to worship as they see fit? The situation facing the...


Winnemem Wintu Tribe cites fears for canceling girls  ceremony
Winnemem Wintu Tribe cites fears for canceling girls ceremony (July 14, 2011)

The Winnemem Wintu Tribe of California has canceled its upcoming Coming of Age ceremony. The tribe holds the four-day ceremony on the McCloud River in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. But...


Mark Franco: Winnemem Wintu  is inconvenient   tribe once again
Mark Franco: Winnemem Wintu is inconvenient tribe once again (July 5, 2011)

"It appears that the Winnemem Wintu Tribe has once again become inconvenient. This has happened to us before and, generally speaking, it is not a good thing. Let me explain....


Opinion: Heckling of Winnemem Wintu Tribe hurts us all
Opinion: Heckling of Winnemem Wintu Tribe hurts us all (May 31, 2011)

"My first impression of Redding and Shasta County was an ugly one. It was a drunken, bikini-clad woman aboard her friends' powerboat, flashing her breasts and screaming across the McCloud...


Opinion: Winnemem Wintu Tribe outraged by federal fishkill
Opinion: Winnemem Wintu Tribe outraged by federal fishkill (May 20, 2011)

"For the second day in a row, the state and federal water project pumps in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta have taken over 500,000 Sacramento splittail, a native minnow species...


Caleen Sisk-Franco: Help protect sacred ceremonial site
Caleen Sisk-Franco: Help protect sacred ceremonial site (May 12, 2011)

"I was teaching my daughter to grind traditional medicines near our sacred Puberty Rock when the boaters intruded upon our ceremony site. Their beer-infused shouts echoed across the McCloud River...


Opinion: Winnemem Wintu woman denied federal eagle permit
Opinion: Winnemem Wintu woman denied federal eagle permit (April 8, 2011)

"Marine Sisk-Franco has been a Winnemem Wintu Indian for all of her years, and the Northern California tribe’s way of life is all she knows. She’s the daughter of the...


HCN: Winnemem Wintu Tribe hosts UN expert for human rights
HCN: Winnemem Wintu Tribe hosts UN expert for human rights (March 1, 2011)

"Arron Sisk took the smoldering sunflower root and undulated it from Catarina de Albuquerque’s feet to the top of her head, its pungent smoke curling above her like a spectral...