Browsing All Posts filed under »Salmon«

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 […]

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

The River is Waking Up

May 2, 2012

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Naknek River is melting down after a very cold winter with lots of snow. I hear stories of the snowmelt and run-off from the land helping the salmon find their way home. It’s wonderful to think about and it is good to see our home stream shedding its ice to ready itself for all of […]

Happy Birthday!

May 1, 2012

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It’s your day Dad! You are probably already up and working on your boat getting ready for another season in Bristol Bay. Thank you for finding all of the salmon you have found over the years. They have provided for your family, your crewmembers’ lives and their families, and they have fed countless people around […]

MmmmmMangooo…

March 24, 2012

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Recently the secret of opening a mango was revealed to me and it has been a revelation indeed. I am sure that some of you already knew how to maximize the amount of flesh you can procure from the seed, but thanks to Gary and Rita Stevens, my ability to enjoy this fruit more fully […]

Land and Rivers

March 20, 2012

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Last night I had the opportunity to watch the finished product of a video project that was sponsored by Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) and resulted in a fifteen-minute video called “Day in Our Bay.” Cameras were distributed throughout the region so that BBNC shareholders living in Bristol Bay could share a day of their […]

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