The Story of the Salmon

"The salmon are the miracle fish of California.....Whatever happens to the salmon, happens to us."
—Chief Caleen Sisk

Geography of Hope conference speaker Caleen Sisk, tribal chief of the Winnemem Tribe near Mount Shasta, told the compelling story of the salmon that used to spawn in the McCloud River on her ancestral lands. This 9-minute clip explains the miraculous journey of the salmon from freshwater to saltwater and back to freshwater spawning grounds again—an incredible example of resiliency. Find out more about the Winnemem Tribe's Run4Salmon, a prayerful journey led by Chief Sisk to restore their salmon runs and protect their waters and indigenous life ways.