I had the privilege last week to participate in an interesting workshop hosted by Chugachmiut, an Alaska Native nonprofit agency that serves seven villages in the Chugach region: Port Graham, Nanwalek, Qutekcak, Chenega Bay, Valdez, Tatitlek and Eyak. It was originally planned to be a meeting between tribal elders and Local Education Coordinators to discuss how best to introduce Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) into school curricula. However, several local scientists, including a few from Outside who happened to be at the Kachemak Bay Science Conference in Homer, were invited to review their work.

This Week’s Circular



Seeking silvers? Beat the heat

They’re active, acrobatic, prone to chasing bait and, unfortunately susceptible to the hot climate.

Silver salmon fishing, normally picking up this time of year, has... Read more

Silvers warming, Dolly Varden red hot

Coho salmon fishing on the Kenai River is slow going, but steadily improving.

Water levels are below average for this time of year and that... Read more

An Outdoor View: On filling the freezer

Author’s note: This column first appeared in the Clarion on July 25, 2014. With sockeye salmon now plentiful hereabouts, it bears repeating. — LP

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