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Forest Service Ignores Tribe's Request for Peaceful Sacred Ceremony
Dan Bacher
"I am saddened that Moore does not have the courage to do what's right," said Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe. "We lost all our land when they built Shasta Dam, and now all we want is four days of peace and dignity for our ceremony, which is vital to the social fabric of our tribe. A peaceful ceremony is our right, and we are not accepting anything short of that." Photo of Caleen Sisk (speaking) and members of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe at a protest at the U.S. Forest Service office in Vallejo on April 16 by Dan Bacher.

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