The Last of the Yukon River Salmon - PeterMather
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Salmon Camp

Salmon Camp for the Nacho Nyak Dun First Nation. The camp, held at Fraser Falls on the Stewart River, is to compensate for the loss of the Chinook Salmon for the community of Mayo. In 2014, the Nacho Nyak Dun passed a resolution to not fish for the Chinook Salmon that migrate through their waters. Although, they are salmon people, they want to see the failing Chinook Stock return to a sustainable population. The camp, organized by the First Nation, is designed to compensate for the loss for food and cultural activities.

The evenings at the fish camp were spent around the fire listening to elders, like Jimmy Johnny, and Frank Patterson telling stories.

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