Life. Liberty. And the pursuit of happiness. For many Alaska Natives that means living the subsistence lifestyle.
On the Kuskokwim River, that’s been harder to do this summer – with fishing drastically reduced to protect a failed king salmon run.
It’s only been in the last week that fishing restrictions have been lifted, finally giving people in the region a chance to fish for other species of salmon.
Throughout their series, “Season of Sacrifice,” KTVA’s Rhonda McBride and photographer Jacob Curtis have brought you the ups and downs of a roller coaster season.
In part four, they take you to a fish camp near Napaskiak, a community a few miles downriver from Bethel – where everyone has finally been able to put up fish for winter.