BBNA Kvichak Watershed Subsistence Salmon Fishery: An Ethnographic Study

In the summer of 2007, Victoria was a cultural anthropology intern for the Bristol Bay Native Association based out of Dillingham, Alaska.

This was a collaboration between the National Park Service, Alaska Department Fish and Game, and the Bristol Bay Native Association.

The mission was to document the subsistence sockeye salmon use of the Lake Iliamna and Six Mile Lake region (Kvichak Watershed) on the Alaska Peninsula. Interviewing Native elders, applying participant participation, and conducting formal surveys allowed this interagency team to thoroughly understand the significance that sockeye salmon have to the subsistence users in the region.

Below are a selection of pictures from the field season and the final report.

    Final Report