Support the Winnemem Wintu Tribe!

“The Winnemem Wintu tribe is indigenous to northern California and has been formally recognized by the California Native American Heritage Commission, an agency of the State of California with responsibility for preserving and protecting Native American sites and cultural resources in California. We once numbered approximately 14,000; by 1910, after several decades of conflict with white settlers, that number had plummeted to 400. Today the tribe’s population is approximately 150.”

Similar to the declining population of Japanese Americans with a lineage to 1920’s immigrants, the Winnemem Wintu tribe of northern CA is fighting for their survival. Integral to this fight have been their efforts to fight for environmental justice such as against the theft of the fresh water supply by private corporate interests, similar to what Nestle Corporation has done in Southern CA.

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