Winnemem Wintu Plight On TV

May 12, 2015

Credit Standingonsacredground.org

The concerns of California's Winnemem Wintu Tribe get an airing on public TV with the creation of the film series "Standing On Sacred Ground."

The title is apt for the tribe, which is not currently federally recognized, and concerned about plans to raise Shasta Dam. 

The resulting raising of the lake would inundate what few historic sacred sites the tribe still has access to. 

Tribal leaders join us to talk about the issues and the film coverage.