Redding Record Searchlight 7/4/2012
Excerpt: “LAKE SHASTA — A little before 8 p.m. Tuesday, Marisa Sisk swam the McCloud River arm of Lake Shasta and entered the embrace of her aunt, who welcomed her into adulthood.
The coming-of-age ritual was the culmination of three days of ceremonies and a pivotal moment for the Winnemem Wintu tribe, which 17-year-old Marisa Sisk will one day lead.
But it also was a heated day, as the Winnemem expressed frustration with the Forest Service, which, they said, delayed and disrupted their four-day gathering and its preparation. …..”
Read entire article at http://www.redding.com/news/2012/jul/04/winnemem-wintu-tribe-holds-coming-of-age-at-lake/