Northern California Tribes and Agencies Plan for Tribal Land Return 

Winnemem Wintu Chief Caleen Sisk (left) addresses panelists at the Northern California LandBack Symposium. All photos this article courtesy of Save California Salmon.

Tribes Ask State to Update Policies and Join Fight for Unrecognized Tribes and Water Protection at LandBack Symposium  Arcata, CA, from March 28, 2023 Press Release—Save California Salmon and Cal Poly Humboldt’s Native American Studies Department hosted the Northern California LandBack Symposium. This first-of-its-kind free event featured Tribal and State leaders, university representatives, foundations, NGOs,…

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Fight of the River People

A floating blockade stretches across the Klamath River waiting to stop boats carrying Yurok and Karuk tribal officials and Berkshire Hathaway executives upriver on Aug. 28, 2020. photo by Mahlija Florendo

The Generational Push that Brought Berkshire Hathaway to the Table and Put Dam Removal Back on Track By Thadeus Greenson, North Coast Journal This story was originally published in the North Coast Journal on March 4, 2021 with support from the Community Voices Coalition, a project funded by Humboldt Area Foundation and Wild Rivers Community…

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A Day of Action to Undam the Klamath

“Undam the Klamath Now!” banner held across the Orleans Bridge in Humboldt County during the Day of Action. Photo by Klamath Justice Coalition

Fishermen and Environmental Activists Join Tribes in Asking Warren Buffett to Take Down Klamath River Dams By Regina Chichizola, Save California Salmon This article was originally published as the cover story for News from Native California, Volume 34, Issue 2 (Winter 2020-2021). On October 23, tens of thousands of people joined members of the Karuk,…

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Klamath River Day of Action

On October 23, 2020, tens of thousands engaged on social media supporting the call for Klamath dam removals, using hashtag #UnDamtheKlamath. That same day, over ten COVID-safe rallies were held in cities and towns demanding that Warren Buffet, the owner of PacifiCorp and the Klamath River dams, keep his promise to remove the dams. The…

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Celebrating the Removal of Statues and Monuments to Genocide of Indigenous Peoples

Save California Salmon Tribal Water Organizer Morning Star Gali (in center of photograph with fist raised) advocated with other Indigenous activists for the removal of this statue of John Sutter. The statue stood outside Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento, CA for many years until this day on June 15, 2020. Sutter was a 19th century European colonizer of California who enslaved hundreds of Native Americans. Photo by H.J. Tsinhnahjinnie

“…We’re in a moment when people are paying attention to that, and people are listening to us, and people are listening when we say that it’s time to tear down white supremacy, it’s time to get rid of these racist statues, that we don’t need monuments to genocide anymore. That’s part of why I’m here, to help give my community that platform so then they’ll be able to tell their own stories in their own voices.”

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Gov Newsom to Warren Buffet: Stick with Klamath Dam Agreement

Protestors holding sign reading "Un-Dam the Klamath"

By Save California Salmon Tribes, Fishermen, Conservationists Applaud Newsom’s Letter to Business Mogul Sacramento, Calif. — On July 29th, California Governor Gavin Newsom sent a letter to Warren Buffett and leaders at Berkshire Hathaway (BRK) urging the company to stick to an agreement to remove four aging Klamath River hydroelectric dams along the California-Oregon border.…

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Advocacy and Water Protection in Native California

A woman standing at mic, with child beside her, and an elder woman in a wheelchair holding a painted sign reading "Free our Salmon" Students hold a banner behind them reading "No More Water for Profit!"

The speaker series focuses on the state of California’s salmon, culture, and advocacy, as well as environmental justice for Tribal communities, sustainable food systems, direct action, and allyship with Indigenous movements. Along with being available on Zoom, the series will be broadcast live on Humboldt State’s NAS Facebook pages and posted on YouTube for use by educators. Registered attendees will have the option of obtaining a Certificate in Advocacy & Water Protection.

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Salmon Protectors Youth Camp Brings Together Elders, Youth for The Klamath River

Save California Salmon On September 14th and 15th Tribal families and youth, and other salmon dependent people from all over Northern California, converged at the Bluff Creek Resort near Weitchpec, CA to discuss how to protect, and honor, the Klamath and Trinity Rivers’ salmon. Trainings and discussions focused on ways to advocate for clean water…

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Klamath-Trinity Salmon Runners Join Winnemem Run4Salmon in 50- Mile Trinity Connection Run Days Before Governor Vetoes Bill to Protect Salmon

Save California Salmon By Dan Bacher and Regina Chichizola As Governor Gavin Newsom was getting ready to veto a bill that would protect California salmon from Trump administration attacks, runners from the Run4Salmon on the Sacramento River watersheds and runners from the Klamath and Trinity rivers joined together on September 25 to run on the…

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