Michael Preston

Water is Bigger than Tribal Politics

 Water is Bigger than Tribal Politics by Samuel White Swan-Perkins   Water is life. It’s a phrase we are hearing a lot these days across Turtle Island. As in other parts of Indian Country, politicians and developers in California are doing whatever they can to earn money through exploiting our water systems and aquifers. No stranger to water rights issues, the Winnemem Wintu of Northern California are fighting t...
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We Are Still Here: The Winnemem Wintu

We Are Still Here: The Winnemem Wintu by Samuel White Swan-Perkins   This is the first of a four part series on the Winnemem Wintu. The goal of the series will be to highlight the myriad issues the Winnemem Wintu are facing in their attempt to retain their sovereignty in their traditional homelands near Shasta and the Shasta Lake area. Michael Preston is the son of the Winnemem Wintu chief, Caleen Sisk.   N...
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