[env-trinity] Urgent! Site Change for Winnemem Wintu War Dance Sunday 4/19 (starts 6 pm) to Monday 4/20
danielbacher at fishsniffer.com
Fri Apr 17 15:53:08 PDT 2009
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.
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
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.
(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.
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
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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