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Season of Sacrifice, Part 4: Napaskiak Fish Camp

By KTVA CBS 11 News 9:44 AM July 5, 2014

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.

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