Watch a clip at www.dancingsalmonhome.com. This documentary will tell the story of the Winnemem Wintu tribe, and their historic journey to bring their salmon relatives home from New Zealand.
-- Watch a video clip at http://dancingsalmonhome.com. --
In March, 2010, 28 members of the Winnemem Wintu tribe of northern California traveled to New Zealand to meet their Chinook salmon relatives, who have been gone from their home river, the McCloud, for 65 years. In the late 1800's a fish hatchery sent salmon eggs around the world, including to New Zealand, where they now thrive. When the Shasta Dam in northern California flooded the people's homes and stopped the fish runs, it was a huge blow, but the Winnemem people have persevered and continued to sing for and defend the water and their sacred places.
This 60 minute documentary, to be completed by the end of 2011, will tell the story of the Winnemem tribe's historic journey to hold four days of ceremony, form an enduring bond with the Maori people, and set in motion their plan to bring their salmon home.
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1. Please support the completion of this important story.
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