The Salmon Will Run Again (2019)

Melanie Cervantes and Jesus Barraza
Centerfold for In These Times
February 2017

“When there are no salmon, there will be no people.” – A Winnemum Wintu Tribe prophecy

The Winnemum Wintu tribe are committed to restoring the endangered winter-run Chinook salmon to the McCloud River in Northern California which are verge of extinction, and could be lost forever. The Shasta Dam, water diversion, poor water management, and now climate change have rapidly depleted numbers.

The Run 4 Salmon is “a prayerful journey led by Chief Caleen Sisk of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe to restore our salmon runs, protect our waters, and our indigenous lifeways.” To learn more visit