[env-trinity] Urgent! Site Change for Winnemem Wintu War Dance Sunday 4/19 (starts 6 pm) to Monday 4/20

Dan Bacher danielbacher at fishsniffer.com
Fri Apr 17 15:53:08 PDT 2009

Hey Byron

Thanks for sending the release out. Please note that the subject line  
date should be 4/19-4/20, not 4/20-21. That was my typo.

Again, thanks!


Please Forward Widely!

We apologize for the inconvenience, but the site of the war dance had  
to be changed due to political issues. This is the last change we  

The place is Camp Pollock - street address is 1501 Northgate Blvd,  
Sacramento.  Attached is a site map (we are in"Miwok" adjacent to the  
fire area).

We have been asked if folks walking with us are to be in regalia or  
street clothes: if you have "Indian indicators" wear them, banners  
etc. fine.  We are going to caravan to Old Sac (in the parking area)  
and then we will walk up to Capitol Mall (we are looking at the best  
routes now).  This is an historic event in the history of the tribe  
and I am glad to share it with you all.


Michael Preston
(530) 209-1235 cell

*** Media Advisory ***

Tribal War Dance and March Next Steps in Winnemem Wintu Tribe’s  
Journey to Justice Ceremonies Initiate Federal Lawsuit on behalf of  

Who: The Winnemem Wintu Tribe, a traditional California Tribe. The  
Winnemem have been fighting for years to sustain their culture and  
address generations of broken promises by the federal government.

What: War Dance, march and press conference from Sacramento River to  
the State Capitol..
Winnemem war dancers and tribal leaders will perform a traditional  
ceremonial War Dance next to the Sacramento River and will then march  
to the State Capitol building. The march and War Dance initiate the  
federal lawsuit the Tribe is filing, asking for compensation for  
damages done by federal land management policies, including the  
construction of the Shasta Dam.

Schedule of events:

Sunday, April 19th: 6:00pm War Dance begins at 1501 Northgate Blvd.  
Camp Pollock

Monday, April 20th: Ceremony continues on from the night before  
followed by address by Tribal leaders at Camp Pollock.

10:00 AM March from Old Sacramento to Capitol Building

12:00 to 1:00 PM Press Conference with Tribal leaders and community  
members State Capitol Location 27 West side of capitol building

More Information

The Winnemem Wintu Tribe is filing a lawsuit against Department of  
The Interior; Department of Agriculture; United States Forest  
Service; Bureau of Reclamation; Bureau of Indian Affairs; Bureau of  
Land Management; Ken Salazar, Secretary of The Interior; Assistant  
Secretary for Water and Science; Assistant Secretary for Fish and  
Wildlife and Parks in The Department of Agriculture; and Tom Vilsack,  
Secretary of Agriculture asking for redress for decades of injustices  
and harm related to federal land management policies which have  
destroyed Winnemem cultural practices and sacred places.

The Winnemem began a journey to justice in 2004 with a War Dance at  
Shasta Dam. Today we continue that journey with another War Dance and  
this lawsuit. Our people are a traditional people, steeped in our  
culture and traditional lifeways, who have continued our cultural  
practices throughout the written history of the state of California.  
With this lawsuit and War Dance, we continue our journey to ensure  
our basic quality of life and freedom to maintain our traditions and  
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