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Delta advocates, Winnemem call on Obama to not support tunnels
Dan Bacher
Michael Tuiimyali, Winnemem Wintu Member and a recent U.C. Berkeley graduate, noted that members of his Tribe and other California Indian Tribes weren’t invited to Obama's meeting and tour. He emphasized the importance of salmon and the Delta to the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, a strong opponent of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) to build the peripheral tunnels. “The collapse of salmon and the Delta is a threat to our cultural survival,” he said. “Our prophecies say that if the salmon go extinct, so will the Winnemem Wintu people. We don’t take this prophecy too lightly.” Photo of Restore the Delta supporters rallying on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley on February 14. Photo by Dan Bacher.

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