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(wɪnˈtu, ˈwɪn tu)

also Win•tun (-ˈtun, -tun)

n., pl. -tus also -tuns, (esp. collectively) -tu also -tun.
1. a member of an American Indian people of the upper Sacramento River valley in N California.
2. the language of the Wintu.
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You can witness this in the many strong Indigenous cultures: in the Lakota Oyate's "the Heart of Everything That Is" (Black Hills), among the Winnemem Wintu ("Middle Water People") of Mount Shasta, in the Anishinaabeg Akiiing of the Great Lakes, and among the Nuu-Chah-Nulth in their Tla-o-qui-aht temperate rainforest.
Friday at the Bijou Theater; the film features the Winnemem Wintu tribe's journey to reunite with salmon in New Zealand that are now extinct in the waters of the McCloud River; Doolittle and Chief Caleen Sisk will be available for discussion; a short program, "Ceremony is Not a Crime," will also be shown; also, the third annual Wild Salmon Run, a benefit for the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, will be held Saturday at Alton Baker Park beginning at 9 a.m.;
Du Bois, Cora 1935 "Wintu Ethnography." University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology 36(1):1-139.
In the far north of California, members of the Winnemem Wintu are embroiled in a protracted battle against the federal government's proposal to raise Shasta Dam by 18 feet.
to 11 a.m.; event sponsored by Winnemem Support Group of Oregon and Rachel Carson School at Churchill High and Juventud FACETA; pre-run program will feature Winnemem Wintu Chief Caleen Sisk and tribal members, accompanied by Thundering Moccasins Native American Dance Troupe; new rendition of "Dancing Salmon Home," directed and produced by local filmmaker Will Doolittle, will be shown; Saturday run registration costs $10, or $15 for T-shirt alone, or $20 for registration and T-shirt; Ahiru Daiko will perform on taiko drums during the run, and Susan Pavel and Weaving Words Project will be presented.
The California Wintu language also appears to make a similar distinction (see Dorothy Lee's "Linguistic Reflection of Wintu Thought" in: Teachings from the American Earth, Dennis and Barbara Tedlock (eds.), Liveright, N.Y., 1975:133-134).
On Friday, Churchill High School's Rachel Carson classes will host a program featuring Winnemem Wintu Chief Caleen Sisk and tribal members, accompanied by the Thundering Moccasins Native American Dance Troupe, dedicated to bringing their salmon home from New Zealand to their home waters of the McCloud River.
Last July, for the first time in 80 years, Winnemem Wintu tribe members revived a long-banned ritual of their four-day coming-of-age ceremony.
The show was blessed by representatives from the Winnemem Wintu, the Grand Ronde and the Wasco people (elders and dancers who shared the salmon dance and baked salmon).
Many of the same locals who beat Nestle are now taking on PG&E, including the Winnemem Wintu, a neighboring tribe with a strong environmental backbone.
The auction of artwork in "Salmon Dance: Bringing the Salmon Home" is a fundraiser to aid the Winnemem Wintu tribe of Northern California in their effort to return salmon to the McCloud River.
At dusk, eight Winnemem Wintu dancers emerged along the edge of the Shasta Dam, a massive reservoir that has flooded their ancestral homeland Eagle, turkey, and heron feathers adorned their headdresses and skirts, and bright orange flicker bands covered each man's forehead.