Posted by: Bonnie & Hans | August 2, 2015
The Gathering Place
There’s always something going on down by the river. After a regional board meeting, everyone was invited to seine with two elders–and it all happened on the beach right in front of the village. Although the images were recorded by many on Smartphones, the activity and materials used are timeless.
With both ends of the seine net now on shore, the net is carefully pulled in.
In this one seine, more than 10 tubs of mostly whitefish with a few grayling and salmon, too.
The home-made net is first checked for, and cleaned of, sticks and debris and then will be stretched out to dry.
Scaling is a group event. Even the youngest can help with this task using a butter knife or a bone scraper.
Skilled hands use an ulu to cut the fish for hanging and drying.
Under the river…. a fish freeway.