Salmon Festival focuses on community and fish
For many Butte County residents, the Salmon Festival is a chance to enjoy local vendors and activities. For others, the festival is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the salmon and wildlife culture in the Feather River. To kick off the festival, the Maidu Konkow Valley Band from the North Fork of the Feather River performed a series of opening ceremony dances. Wallace Clark, a member of the Maidu and a “noponi,” the carrier of traditions, helped host and lead the opening ceremony alongside the traditional dancers.
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