Browsing All Posts filed under »Bristol Bay«

Blessed

June 23, 2012

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Today I was able to attend an event in Naknek at Dolly’s Hall that was meant for all who participate in the Bristol Bay fishery. This year marked the 14th year that Fred Anderson has organized the “Fishermen’s Send-Off,” Blessing and Potluck for Naknek based fishermen. Many individuals, small businesses and major processors contributed safety […]

Old Walks

June 20, 2012

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  Some paths are always good to return to and now that my kids are getting older I am able to share more pathway with them. Tonight we walked long and far in the light wind and sun along the Naknek River beach. First hitting the beach above the city dock at the old Red […]

Hot Rocks

June 14, 2012

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No, this is not a music reference. I am referring to the rocks from my Great Grandparents old steambath. The igneous rocks that my grandpa chose to go on top of his old oil drum stove that was laid on its side with a Sears & Roebuck conversion kit door on the end for stuffing […]

Respect

June 7, 2012

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As the land and rivers in Bristol Bay inspire awe, so do the people. I have had the privilege of attending two hearings in Bristol Bay conducted by the EPA for the purpose of collecting comments in regard to the draft Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment. In the process of listening to testimony being delivered I […]

Where Does All That Water Go?

June 6, 2012

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Last weekend a series of minus tides began and that was our cue to inspect and re-set our set-net anchors if necessary. We were fortunate enough that out of the eight anchors that hold our lines in place for the summer, only one had to be driven. The river ice was kind and didn’t freeze […]

Migration

May 30, 2012

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It’s that time. School is almost out and we are packing up to point ourselves to the Naknek River in Bristol Bay. The birds have already flown and the salmon are on their way. We are on our way to meet them. Mel

Mom’s Day

May 29, 2012

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Happy Birthday to you! You have the glue that binds our family together and have created life-changing miracles by expecting nothing less than miracles. These expectations have been at work when we have needed them most. I wish I could be there to enjoy your special day with you, but we will celebrate soon and […]

Remembering

May 28, 2012

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Anna and Paul Chukan were raised on the salmon that migrated to the Naknek and Kvichak River systems. Anna was brought to Naknek from Levelock to marry my Great Grandpa, Paul, after the two of them survived the Great Flu that swept through Bristol Bay. From their line came my Grandmother Anisha and my mother. Mine […]

For Your Consideration

May 18, 2012

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EPA releases for public comment draft scientific study of Bristol Bay Watershed Release Date: 05/18/2012 Contact Information: Hanady Kader, EPA Public Affairs, 206-553-0454, 206-225-8127(cell), kader.hanady@epa.gov Report assesses potential impacts of mining activity in the area (May 18, 2012—Seattle) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released for public comment a draft scientific study of the Bristol Bay […]

The Fleet is Slumbering

May 3, 2012

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Waiting for their captains’ hands to wake them for another purposeful salmon season in Bristol Bay. Mel

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