Ten photographs from five years of reporting on the Winnemem Wintu, a Native tribe in Shasta County, California. The Winnemem Wintu struggle to maintain their spiritual practices amid ongoing conflicts with governmental authorities over water, land, salmon and Shasta Dam.

A Prayer For Salmon is an 11-chapter podcast series originally broadcast in 2023 on KALW public radio.

Much gratitude to the Winnemem Wintu, their chief, Caleen Sisk, and their friends for allowing me and my colleague, Judy Silber, Spiritual Edge executive editor, to spend time with them from 2017 through 2022. To learn more, visit the Winnemem Wintu website.


The Spiritual Edge, a religion journalism project of KALW public radio in San Francisco.