As the Winnemem Wintu Tribe continues to fight the U.S. government proposal to raise the height of Shasta Dam, their main motivation is the protection of sacred sites. In this clip from our archives, the soon-to-be leader of the tribe, Caleen Sisk, shared beautiful insights into the spirit beings of Mt. Shasta and the McCloud River, the forces that guide the Winnemem—and make places “sacred.” This clip was originally a DVD extra with our film In the Light of Reverence (2002).

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