The local fisheries have not allowed net fishing this year due to the extremely low numbers of Chinook Salmon returning to the Stikine river– the livelihood for this region! During the Friday evening’s gathering, a truck full of salmon traveling from Alaska crashes on a bend right outside the festival. The driver amazingly is not hurt but the truck is destroyed. Not only does this prompt passers-by to stop at the festival but the fish have to be redistributed so as not to be wasted and the village of Dease Lake and surrounding area now have enough fish for a year! Provision comes in interesting packages! Read more for pictures. Read More
We were honoured to be back again to help with recording a gathering of many tribes from all over Turtle Island, this time at Feather Falls hosted by the Concow-Maidu people.