Caleen Sisk is the spiritual leader and the tribal chief of the Winnemem Wintu tribe—and a last speaker of the language that sustains her people’s identity. For a hundred years, the tribe has been fighting with the U.S. government over its territory along the McCloud River, abutting Mount Shasta, which they consider their birthplace. Loss of land and loss of language are connected, says Sisk. “This land is our church.”
Trying to downsize my wardrobe to fit into one suitcase for easy nomading, then sell/donate the rest. It’s not as easy as I thought it would be, because of the sentimental value I attach to everything I own.