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Tribal leaders challenge Forest Service to protect native women's rights
Dan Bacher
“Since 1941 most of our ceremonial sites have been buried beneath the still waters of Lake Shasta,” said Sisk. “We ask that the Forest Service grant us this one small dignity by allowing our girls to enter womanhood in privacy at one of our last remaining traditional ceremonial sites.” Photo of Caleen Sisk, Chief of the Winnemen Wintu Tribe, meeting with U.S. Forest Service Regional Forester Randy Moore at his Vallejo office on April 16. Photo courtesy of Winnemem Wintu Tribe.

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