This is a picture of our leaders and who help our family. They are whom I go to with our daughters and family when they need help, where we go when we are sick, where we go to pray, where we go to learn how to be. That is why we are Winnemem: Granny, Florence Jones; Chief Caleen Sisk Franco; Granny's translator, Emerson Miles.
This is Chief Caleen Sisk Franco relaxing with her Aunt while living and caring for her and learning all she can from her.
These beautiful photos were taken by Caleen's close friend Sally Carless. Her love for her 'subjects' allows her to take such personal photos.
I am a citizen of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe. I am a Nikkei descendant sansei (third generation);retired teacher, involved in the Winnemem tribal responsibility to Water, Salmon, and our belief that the Sacred is our Teacher. Working locally for human rights and supporting youth leadership.