Regulations under the National Historic Preservation Act are tribes’ best legal tools to protect the cultural sites that bind them to their ancestral
Marc Dadigan is a freelance writer and multimedia reporter currently based in Redding, where he is reporting on the Winnemem Wintu tribe and working on a book about their struggle for cultural survival. His feature stories and photographs been published in the Christian Science Monitor, the High Country News, the GlobalPost, and Etude literary journal among other publications. He also has produced radio features for Free Speech Radio News and co-produced a short documentary about a master luthier that aired on Oregon Public Broadcasting.To learn more about his book project, visit www.salmoncomehome.com.
Without federal recognition, tribe struggles to protect sacred sites
REDDING – Caleen Sisk, the chief and spiritual leader of the Winnemem Wintu tribe, wore a traditional basket hat – representing clear thinking – to her meeting with congressional candidate Jim Reed. Amid the din of wheezy coffee grinders at Westside Java & Caffe in Redding, Reed pleaded with Sisk: End her tribe’s longstanding battle […]