For two weeks in July we walked, biked, ran, rode horseback, and paddled the Run4Salmon, our annual prayer journey following the path of migrating Chinook. From Mt. Shasta to San Francisco Bay we shared Winnemem Wintu ecological knowledge, built solidarity among California tribes, provided lessons and curriculum to teachers, and encouraged young activists to take the values of Run4Salmon to their own communities.
Salmon start their journey as freshwater fish. When they reach the bay, they change into saltwater fish for their years at sea.
Change is what we all need, for our future Winnemem generations and all people to thrive.