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Athabascan Fish Camp




The fish camp is the summer home for Interior Athabascan Indians who practice a subsistence lifestyle. Fish camp is also where family elders work side by side with younger generations, passing down their history and culture. It is at the fish camp that they catch fish to feed their dogs and themselves throughout the winter. The fish are caught in a fishwheel, which scoops the fish from the river as it is turned by the current. Watch a native guide demonstrate how fish are cut and prepared for human and dog consumption.

"I felt like I had tasted a part of Alaska's culture and heritage."