No Dam Raise! – No More Broken Promises!
The Winnemem Wintu People stand opposed to the latest scheme to raise Shasta Dam, in Northern California. We were forced from our lands in 1945, with the building of the dam, and never received the compensation promised in the US Congress’ 1941 Indian Land Acquisition Act.
Now Big Agriculture and Big Oil want to build the dam 18 feet higher, to water cash crops in the desert, and feed the planned fracking of the Central Valley. This is envisioned in concert with a huge Twin Tunnels project which will take fresh water past the sensitive Bay Delta, and the largest estuary in the world, killing the salmon runs and other marine life, and ruining a fragile ecosystem.
A higher dam will drown the few traditional, ceremonial sites that are still accessible on our river, including the sacred rocks and dance ground of our Balas Chonas (Coming of Age Ceremony).
Please stand with us to oppose this plan!
Contact your Senators and Representatives and tell them to vote against any proposals to raise Shasta Dam. Thank you!
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