Winnemem Wintu ceremony for salmon at McCloud River
Scientists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries and California Department of Fish and Wildlife participate in a July 11 ceremony with Caleen Sisk, chief and spiritual leader of the Winnemem Wintu. The agency representatives were invited to receive a tribal blessing and share their thoughts on the day, when winter-run Chinook salmon were returned to habitat they hadn’t swum in since the 1940s.
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