Moving ceremony |

Moving ceremony

Thank you for announcing the ‘Calling Back the Salmon Ceremony’ last week, informing our community is a great service. The ceremony was so moving and truly historic. The salmon were actually called back through the circle fire, through the river to the ocean, from peoples hearts aligned with generations past.

Among the great mix of families and cultures present that day, were also photographers, and interviewers, of which, I hoped, included a Union representative. I’ve looked online to see the article or view some pictures. No write ups as of Sunday, so clearly coverage was being saved for Indigenous People’s Day, how perfect. It was shocking to see nothing mentioned in the paper on Oct. 9. Indigenous People’s Day is becoming a very important presence in this community, for celebrating humanity, culture and ancestral people of the earth, along side Columbus Day.

This ‘Calling Back of the Salmon,’ is not only a historical, spiritually potent, event for the local Maidu people, but also a revolutionary blending of ecology, humanity, and surviving native cultural practices … truly a coming together. It is important, it is news worthy, The Union is our paper that communicates this to the people.

Sunshine Fowler

Grass Valley

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