Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Emmonak, Alaska resident Lenora Hootch gives a demonstration of how to prepare king salmon for the smokehouse. She learned this skill from her father when she was 14 years old but humbly states that "I'm still learning how to do this, it's a lifetime practice." This eighteen and a half minute piece is filled with special bits of enlightenment about a process that has sustained communities for ages. Filmed in 2009 by Dennis Zaki, ALASKAFX Productions.