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Native Americans Protest To Protect Traditions And Culture
by Francisco Dominguez
Tuesday Oct 1st, 2013 8:38 AM
The Winnemem Wintu Tribe and members of the Hoopa Valley Tribe protested the proposed raising of Shasta Dam and Jerry Brown's peripheral tunnels project on September 22.

No Dam Lies, No Dam Raise. This and all fotos by Francisco Dominguez, copyright 2013.

Native Americans Protest To Protect Traditions And Culture

On Saturday Sept. 21, 2013, the Winnemen Wintu Tribe of Mt. Shasta, along with members of the Hoopa Valley Tribe, protested the proposed raising of Lake Shasta Dam by the federal government. They also protested Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed peripheral tunnel project that could have catostophic consequences if built in California's earthquake-prone lands.

The proposed Shasta Dam raise would provide the infrastructure to store and send more water to the South State for agribusiness and fracking.This water grab on behalf of agribusiness and the oil Industry would further damage the ecosystems of the North Coast rivers and contaminate the natural pristine water being shipped to the Central Valley and Southern California.

This water grab is an assault on the Native Tribes' cultural land base and world views. The survival of the salmon, the survival of the rivers and the spiritual well being of the traditional native people of Northern California is what is at stake here.
§No Dam Raise, No Tunnels
by Francisco Dominguez Tuesday Oct 1st, 2013 8:38 AM

Foto by Francisco Dominguez, copyright 2013
§Water for Salmon, Not $$$
by Francisco Dominguez Tuesday Oct 1st, 2013 8:38 AM

Foto by Francisco Dominguez, copyright 2013.
§Winnemem Wintu Chief Caleen Sisk speaks
by Francisco Dominguez Tuesday Oct 1st, 2013 8:38 AM

Foto by Francisco Dominguez, copyright 2013.
§No Dam Raise
by Francisco Dominguez Tuesday Oct 1st, 2013 8:38 AM

Foto by Francisco Dominguez, copyright 2013.