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Saturday, September 26, 2015
12 – 5 pm

Headwaters of the Sacramento River
Mt. Shasta City Park
1315 Nixon Rd.
Mt. Shasta CA 96067

This just in – click here (scroll down to the audio icon) to listen to Vicki Gold, interviewed by Paul Roland of Oregon’s KBOO radio.

“A growing movement to stop the corporate takeover of water resources is coming together regionally, nationally and internationally. In the Pacific Northwest, activists are working towards a regional water alliance to share experience, energy and resources to stop new water bottling plants from opening up.”

Event Information

Mount Shasta is a beacon to the Planet, a renowned eco-tourism destination and center for diverse cultural and spiritual retreats. You are invited to spend a full afternoon in nature, with focus on our water and the interrelatedness of all beings. Water is an issue involving consciousness, values and ethics. Our goal is conscious evolution. Water is Life.

Our keynote speaker is Chief and Spiritual Leader, Caleen Sisk of the Winnemem Wintu, a Traditional California Indian Tribe inhabiting ancestral territory from Mount Shasta through the McCloud River watershed.

Performers and speakers representing environmental groups, including local activists and educators in California, will address various issues surrounding water and planetary drought, with a focus on our current situation in Mount Shasta, in California and the Pacific Northwest.

Join us in sharing, educating and activating to protect this precious life source.


11:50 – Call to Event: Rieko Ivaska, Iroha Taiko Drum
12:00 – Emcees: Phoenix Lawhon Isler and Vicki Gold
12:05 – Chief Caleen Sisk, Winnemem Wintu Tribe
12:35 – Lucas RossMerz, ED Sacramento River Preservation Trust
12:50 – Sherry Ackerman, PhD, philosopher, author, educator
1:05 – Jenn Rogar, singer/composer
1:30 – Bob McFarland, President, California Guild (formerly California State Grange)
1:40 – Geneva Omann & Roslyn McCoy, We Advocate Thorough Environmental Review (W.A.T.E.R.)
1:50 – Matthew Isbel, Sacred Economics
2:00 – Konrad Fisher, ED, Klamath Riverkeeper
2:10 – Saratone & Diane Patterson with Al Torre, composers/ singers/ musicians
3:00 – Sacramento Art & Revolution Players (Comic Relief)
3:10 – Rev. Amanda Ford, M.A., Environmental Justice Coalition for Water
3:20 – Phoenix Lawhon Isler, Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center
3:25 – Rieko Ivaska, Iroha (Taiko drum)
3:40 – Sawako Ama, Middle Eastern Dance Artist
3:55 – Dan Axelrod, PhD, Professor Emeritus Physics, University of Michigan; EIR: A Different Perspective
4:00 – Elaine Hsiao, PhD Candidate, Liu Scholar, UBC-IRES, Resource Management & Environmental Studies
4:05 – Bob Saunders, Civil Rights, Social Justice and Environmental Activist (Crunch Nestle Alliance)
4:10 – Eostar: water songs
4:20 – Mauro Oliveira, Founder SOL Communications, Inc, a non profit fiscal sponsor for many environmental and cultural projects
4:25 – Linda Michelle Hardy, flute
4:35 – Mary Saint Marie & Edward Maesen
4:40 – Vicki Gold, Water Flows Free
4:45 – Chief Caleen Sisk, Winnemem Wintu Tribe

“People can live without oil, they can live without gold, but nothing can live without water”
~Chief Caleen Sisk, Winnemem Wintu Tribe

“The future of rivers in not a question of rivers, but of the human heart.”
~ Shozo Tanaka

“Water is life’s matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water.”
~ Albert Szent-Gyorgyi 

“Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act.”

“Fix it in your Constitution that no corporation, no body of men, no capital can get possession and right to your waters. Hold the waters in the hands of the people.”
~John Wesley Powell 

more details: Water Flows Free and on Facebook: WATER Every Drop Sacred


  • Water Flows Free
  • Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center
  • Environmental Justice Coalition for Water
  • and many fine folk!