Preparing Fish in the Summer
Preparing fish is a very important Dena'ina tradition. This webpage explains how the Tyonek Dena'ina prepare smoked king salmon strips, or balik, so it will last all winter.
The original Dena'ina text was dictated by the late Nellie Chickalusion of Tyonek in 1976.
For this version, it was spoken and recorded by Nora McCord of Tyonek in 2006.
It was transcribed and translated by James Kari and Donita Peter.
The pictures were assembled by Donita Peter and Davin Holen.
The html-version was prepared by Olga Lovick.