Alaska Native villages band together to keep the Yukon River’s wild salmon afloat

‘As a unified voice, we are unstoppable — and we can manage the river better.’

  • Natasha Singh, tribal advocate, dances to the Stevens Village drummers with her youngest son, Issac, during an intertribal meeting.

  • A charter flight unloads Bristol Bay salmon in Venetie, one of the 42 Interior villages that received fish donations.

  • Pastor Gary Simple prepares one of the four Bristol Bay salmon his family received.

  • Salmon, which were inadvertently caught, hang in a smokehouse along the Yukon River. Typically, the smokehouse would be filled.