First Nations Programs & Partnerships

Fishnets
“The introduction of nets and fish wheels meant that people could now fish in eddies in the main river, rather than just at the mouth of creeks.”
~ Ancestral technology 9, Reading and Visual Supplement to Teacher Manual p. 10

 

Making Fishnets- Ancestral Technology Camp, Nänkäk Chèholay, May 28, 2013

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Making a Fishnet

“People in canoes also scooped fish out of the river with large dipnets woven from caribou babiche around a wooden frame. Observers on shore directed the fishers to spots where a riffle in the water indicated the presence of salmon below.”

~ Ancestral technology 9, Reading and Visual Supplement to Teacher Manual p. 10

“The fisher thrust the net into the salmon’s path, twisted the top of the net to secure the catch and either pulled the salmon into the canoe or towed the net to shore.”

~ Ancestral technology 9, Reading and Visual Supplement to Teacher Manual p. 10

“Variations in trap devices depended on the species of fish, the type of environment, the building materials available, and the cultural background of the people."

~ Ancestral technology 9, Reading and Visual Supplement to Teacher Manual p. 26